HEALTHWATCH SCHOOLS’ SURVEY
As I’ve mentioned before, Healthwatch Torbay, our local independent charity ensuring that the public have their say on local health and social care services, has been commissioned by Torbay Children’s Safeguarding Board to find out how it feels to be a young person living in Torbay, and what, if anything, young people – up to 25 – would like to see change.
Healthwatch Torbay is working with two task groups, one made up of key community organisations and the other of children and young people, all of whom have helped to design a questionnaire and plan engagement events.
One of the main engagement areas identified in planning sessions was to speak with young people at schools and so, says Tilly Adams, coordinating the survey, ‘I would welcome a conversation with schools to arrange a convenient time to visit and run an open space event either at an assembly or with year or tutor groups .’
Tilly hopes there might be an opportunity to incorporate this activity within schools’ end of year plans or, alternatively, within their induction period at the start of next term.
If you’re reading this and have a school or college connection – student, teacher, parent, whatever – maybe you could help Tilly by encouraging your establishment to get involved. A first step could be to contact Tilly herself on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07498 450205
Bob Jope HEALTHWATCH TORBAY
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