Children and Young People's Emotional Health and Wellbeing Public Consultation

Closed 26 Mar 2021

Opened 27 Jan 2021

Feedback updated 1 Jun 2021

We asked

The legacy from the Grenfell tragedy continues to be challenging for the communities affected, and we recognise the importance of taking time to understand existing and potential future needs, and how best to work with partners and commissioned services in order to meet the needs of children and young people for the remaining three years of the Grenfell Recovery programme.

The Council was keen to hear views about proposals for the provision of emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people in the wider Grenfell-affected community.

An online consultation was launched on 27 January 2021, and ran until 26 March 2021.

You said

The feedback from the consultation included:

  • A strong feeling that despite some improvements in emotional health and wellbeing that there was a clear ongoing need for these services
  • Strong positive feedback on the provision for those currently receiving support
  • A need to better promote awareness of the offer
  • An ask to extend the reach of services and provision to ensure that it reaches as many children and young people as possible
  • Schools are broadly happy with the current offer and there was not a consensus on whether they wanted to directly commission services.

We did

We Will

Following on from what we heard from the consultation, the Council’s key recommendations to its Leadership Team for Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support for Children and Young People include:

  • Recognising the positive feedback from the consultation on existing provision, fund existing providers in schools to deliver refreshed and rescoped emotional health and wellbeing services
  • Recognising the positive feedback from the consultation, fund existing providers in community-based settings to deliver refreshed and rescoped emotional health and wellbeing services, in line with the consultation themes
  • Recognising the feedback on the need for increased and diverse provision in the community, make new funding available for new community-based initiatives to support children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.

We will work with providers and other stakeholders, the community and young people to:

  • Increase reach and impact of services
  • Ensure provision is as responsive as possible to changing needs, and that it takes into account significant milestones such as decisions about the future of Grenfell Tower
  • Ensure provision is focused on celebrating the voices of children and young people
  • Make sure that the proposed new community funding supports initiatives that meets the needs of children and young people, and
  • Invite proposals from local community organisations around how they might access and use the new community funding.

Results updated 1 Jun 2021

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Overview

Since the Grenfell tragedy, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has commissioned emotional health and wellbeing support services for the wider community in North Kensington for children and young people in schools and community-based centres, offering a range of activities and therapy, including counselling, art therapy, play therapy, and group therapy. We are now two years into the Council’s five-year Grenfell Recovery Strategy and the Council is keen to build on the excellent work done by providers to date, and to grow a more universal and inclusive offer which reaches as many children and young people as possible.

We want to make sure that services which support emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people are able to assist in developing longer-term resilience, and that we do so by championing and celebrating the voices of children and young people.

This consultation is seeking insight from those who live, work and learn in the borough on how we can best deliver emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people until 2024.

Why we are consulting

The legacy from the Grenfell tragedy is challenging, and it is important we take the time to understand the needs and how we can work with our partners and commissioned services to best meet the needs at this time. This legacy has been compounded by the impact of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. We are keen to build on what we have already heard from parents, children and young people using these services.

Your response to this survey will inform the commissioning, delivery and evaluation of emotional health and wellbeing support for North Kensington’s children and young people.   

This survey will close on 26 March 2021.

Should you need support in another language or would like someone to complete this on your behalf, please call or email: Esma Dukali on 07779 567 593 or esma.dukali@rbkc.gov.uk

The online survey has four target audiences:

Parents/Carers

We want to understand how parents feel about the current support offer, for example: is it helping their child? Do they know about it? What other intervention could we commission that would work better?

Children and Young people 

We want to understand how existing services are working, if they are working and what else might we need to do to ensure the support is reaching and making a difference to the lives of children and young people.

We ask that all children and young people completing this survey do so with a parent/carer or teacher.

Schools 

We want to understand how effective the provision has been working in schools; do current arrangements work? Is it responsive to needs presented? And how do we need to adapt or improve services to meet the current needs of children and young people?

Our residents and wider North Kensington community

Are you aware of the current provision we commission? Have they worked well? Do we need more? What other intervention can we commission to expand our support offer? Is something missing that is now needed?

We’ve heard from lots of parents, teachers, young people and residents about their experience of the range of emotional health and wellbeing services that are in place to support the community affected by the Grenfell tragedy. These responses are helping us shape the next few years of the Grenfell Recovery Strategy and will ensure the support available responds to the identified needs of local people up until 2024.

 

 

Areas

  • Colville
  • Dalgarno
  • Golborne
  • Norland
  • Notting Dale
  • Pembridge
  • St. Helen's

Interests

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Children and Young People
  • Youth Services
  • Voluntary sector
  • Consultations