Young people with learning disabilities who attend mainstream schools are not always getting the preventative or early interventions in their health and some children with mild learning disabilities* may be missing out on an enhanced health service. From the age of 14 they are entitled to an annual health check* and could be in receipt of other support from health that they and their families do not know about. NDTi would like to gather views from parents, carers and families to understand where they currently get information to help their young person to stay well, and also who they look to, or would look to, to get support.
If you are a parent or carer we would really like to hear from you. Please complete the questionnaire below by Friday 31st July, this should take no longer than 5-10 minutes, and contribute your views to help shape next steps for this project which aims to improve health outcomes for children and young people with SEND in Hertfordshire.
*For information on the definition of a “learning disability” and Annual Health Checks please see: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/learning-disabilities/
Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System Personalised Care Programme have commissioned the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) to support this project which aims to increase the uptake of annual health checks and to develop knowledge and skills around health resilience for CYP with mild learning disabilities within mainstream schools in Hertfordshire.