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

Closed 26 Mar 2021

Opened 27 Jan 2021

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