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Every Disabled Child Matters PCT Charter Action Plan Standards within the Charter We know how many disabled children live in our area and we are planning future services on the basis of this knowledge

We have an identified children’s lead with specific responsibility for services for disabled children and families We can demonstrate that we work closely with our local authority partners and have had an input into all the Children and Young People’s Plan in our area and are members of all relevant Strategic Partnership Boards

Current Position

RAG rating

A Needs Assessment is currently underway

Amber

The Lead is the Assistant Director for Children’s Commissioning and Strategic Development

Green

The PCT is actively involved in developing and performance managing the Children and Young People’s Plan. Representation is on all relevant strategic boards e.g. Children’s LPSB, Children’s Health Improvement Team, Safeguarding Board

Green

Action Required Needs data utilised across children’s services to plan and commission services for Disabled Children None

Who

Timescale

N Hoyle/Merci Vergis (Needs assessment)

Needs assessment March 2009

Continue with good practice

Representatives from Commissioning, Public Health, Patient Care and Professions

Ongoing PCT children’s commissioning/ joint commissioning team Karen Poole (acting)

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Standards within the charter All staff have received disability equality training and training to ensure that they have core competencies to work with disabled children; relevant staff have received specialist training and other staff know how to contact them.

Parents, young people and carers in our area are getting accurate and timely information and advice on the services available to them. Disabled children are involved in drawing up our

Current Position

Rag Rating

Equality and diversity training is mandatory for PCT staff however further work is required to understand the knowledge and skills of the staff in all provider services that deliver services to disabled children.

Red

A clear picture as to whether this happens will be evidenced through the needs assessment that is currently ongoing

To be determined

The PCT has an Equality Scheme however children

Amber

Action Required Ensure new service specifications have this element as a quality standard. Work with current health providers who deliver services to disabled children to ensure staff have the relevant knowledge and competencies to deliver a quality service. Take appropriate action along with our partners in the Local Authority Strengthen the work with

Who

Timescale

Karen Poole

Ongoing

Joanne Burke

May 2009

PCT/LA to work together

To be determined

Karen Poole/Joanne

October 2009

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Disability Equality Scheme and monitoring its effectiveness in eliminating discrimination, including involvement in the planning, commissioning and monitoring of health services in our area

and young people are not currently involved in the development or monitoring of this. The PCT currently commission the Involving Young Citizens Equally (IYCE) service to engage with children and young people. A number of the projects have included disabled children.

IYCE and ensure a robust methodology for engaging Children and Young People in the commissioning cycle

Burke

Ensure links with LA Participation Officer to prevent duplication IYCE to continue working with the PCT to strengthen the PALS service for children

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Standards within the charter We are working to reform our community equipment and wheelchair service to improve the quality of the equipment available and to address the holistic and changing needs of children and young people in a timely way We are commissioning comprehensive specialist medical, nursing and therapy services for children with palliative care and complex health needs and are working with all commissioners and local authorities in our area to integrate these services into wider children’s services

Current Position

Rag Rating

Work is ongoing with Kirklees Integrated Community Equipment Services. Equipment and Adaptations Project Board is working well. Delays in OT assessments are a issue that needs to be addressed, Services are commissioned in these areas however there are gaps in provision, waiting times for some services and some duplication in service delivery.

Amber

Red

Action Required To carry on with current work to improve services

Who

Timescale

Children’s Commissioning Team

October 2008

Once the needs assessment is completed, gaps will be identified and prioritised and addressed in collaboration with the LA

Children’s Commissioning Team

Comprehensive plan by August 2009

Where there are specific issues relating to health, business cases need to developed and taken through the business planning process.

4


We can demonstrate an effective partnership with disabled young people and adult service providers in our area to ensure a smooth transition to adult services for disabled young people.

PCT and LA project group looking at this area

Amber

Continue to work in effective partnership with the LA to look at transitions and use of individualised budgets

Joanne Burke, Vicky Dutchburn and LA colleagues

To be determined

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http://www.kirklees.nhs.uk/fileadmin/documents/meetings/march09/KPCT-09-58%20EDCM_Action_Plan1