As part of the Regional Integrated Children’s Services Board, an Emotional Health and Wellbeing Resilience Framework has been created. It has been developed to be very much centred around the ‘what’ we can do to support children and young people, leaving the ‘how’ we can achieve it up to the relevant individual, trusted adult or support services. The design process has been thorough, engaging colleagues from education, children’s services and health services as well as young people, parents and carers and third sector representatives.
In addition, it has been taken through a robust, independent peer challenge review process with service users and wider stakeholders to ensure its relevance, accessibility and usability. This framework has been initially designed to support meeting the needs of children and young people aged 0 – 18 and to promote multi-agency/stakeholder working so the emotional health needs of children and young people can be met consistently irrelevant of the service the individual chooses to engage with for support.
The key themes within the Five Ways to Wellbeing (Be Active, Keep Learning, Connect, Take Notice, Give) have been used to group the aspects of the framework to show the thinking and discussion that has developed the structure of the framework. It has been broken down into the following age ranges to show how the child or young person may typically build this resilience over time:
- 0 to 3 year olds
- 4 to 7 year olds
- 8 to 11 year olds
- 12 to 15 year olds
- 16 to 18 year olds
The framework is made up of key themes supported by age appropriate “I can” statements for children and young people along with trusted adult and support service statements. When combined, these form a holistic tool that can be used to support service development and delivery in a multi-agency manner. Moving forward, it is hoped that the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Resilience Framework will provide a mechanism to support children and young people developmentally and to provide those supporting them with the tools and ideas to help best meet their needs. We hope that you find this a useful resource to support meeting the emotional health and wellbeing of your children and young people.
Pilot Project – Expression of interest – tranche 1
The initial tranche of expressions of interest to bid for funding to develop innovative provision through using the Emotional Health, Wellbeing and Resilience Framework can be found below. The initial bidding round closes on Add date and expressions should be sent to Lesley.Bassett@denbighshire.gov.uk Once received, the Steering Group will review and score bids in January with outcomes shared shortly after.
Pilot Project – Evaluation of impact templates
Successful bids will complete and share reports on the progress and impact of their work. The template reporting forms to follow.