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0-25 Health and Wellbeing Board

We have the highest aspirations for all children and young people in Kent and want them to be safe and healthy as they grow up. Everyone in Kent has a role to play in protecting children and young people from harm. We want them to enjoy and benefit from the best educational and social opportunities. Above all, we want them to make best use of their skills and abilities so that they can reach their full potential as citizens and parents of the future. In a challenging financial climate, with increasing and more complex needs to meet and in the context of significant national reforms, we can only achieve our vision by working together as partners - maximising our joint resources.

The 0-25 Health and Wellbeing Board has been established to ensure that inter-agency cooperation to improve the welfare of children duty set out in section 10 of the Children Act 2004 is ensured. It replaces the Children's Joint Commissioning Board and the Kent Children's Trust Board.

The CHWBB is an advisory sub group of the Kent Health and Wellbeing Board.

We also work closely with the Kent Safeguarding Children Board.

Emotional Wellbeing Strategy
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The Way Ahead, Kent's Emotional Wellbeing Strategy (PDF, 1.7 MB) sets out a strategic, partnership framework for our approach. It  is a call to action, to focus our attention on promoting emotional wellbeing for all children and families in Kent, and to ensure good mental health support and services where needed. This contains core principles and outcomes which are the result of extensive consultation with professionals, partners, and most importantly, with children and young people themselves.

A delivery plan (PDF, 399.2 KB) sets out a series of actions to implement this strategy. This delivery plan is not set in stone - as an implementation plan being regularly monitored and updated, it may change.  However, it does capture the huge amount of work already taking place across the system, and the future actions which are needed.

The Kent Children, Young People’s and Young Adult’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Model
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The Kent Children, Young People’s and Young Adult’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Model (PDF, 909.6 KB) sets out the model which will deliver an improved response to children’s and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health needs.

This paper builds on the key principles as outlined in the Kent Emotional Wellbeing Strategy for Children, Young People and Young Adults and the associated Delivery Plan. It pulls together through combined partnership working the key elements that are required to deliver an age specific service which will meet the needs of Children, Young People and Young Adults within Kent (0-25).