Tackling health and wellbeing at schools

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A CONSULTATION gets underway next week on Warwickshire County Council’s school health and wellbeing service.

The council wants to hear views and experiences of its School Health and Wellbeing Service and comments on possible future provision.

The consultation runs until Friday, 12th October and the findings will be used to shape a new service, which will be implemented in Autumn 2019.

The service is confidential and available to all school-aged children and young people from 5 to 19, up to 25 for people with special educational needs, and their families and carers. It delivers preventative and universal public health programmes in schools across the county, as well as in youth centres, homes and other locations in the community.

Warwickshire County Councillor Les Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Health, said: “We put children at the heart of all we do, and ensuring we effectively support the health and wellbeing of Warwickshire’s young people is vitally important.

“We have been using a collaborative approach with children, young people, schools and other partners to truly work together to develop and deliver services to improve the health and wellbeing of Warwickshire families.

“To continue to do this, we need to hear from those impacted by the service as these views must be central to service redesign. I invite anyone with an interest in these services to take part in this consultation.”

Consultation feedback received by Friday, 12th October will inform a report which will be presented to Cabinet for their decision in December 2018. People can respond to the consultation by completing an online survey – warwickshire.gov.uk/ask