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Embedding a culture of participation at a strategic level and operational level in CYP IAPT

Manchester Children and Young People’s CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative


The objectives for today

      Lots of activities and interaction to get us thinking and talking about participation An exploration of our values and aspirations for children and young people’s participation Defining our aims for embedding participation in our everyday work with children and young people, and at an operational and strategic level Consider how participation informs service transformation and change Hearing from our Phase 1 partners about their experience of embedding participation and sharing our expertise Mapping and planning to embed participation across our collaboration

Why is participation important?

       Aids the provision of more accessible, appropriate and responsive services Improves relationships between those using services and those providing them – promotes ‘shared perspectives’ Empowers young people and enhances their life opportunities Helps us develop our skills as therapists, service leaders and services planners Impact on engagement with services and clinical outcomes Increases satisfaction with services Inform planning and service development 

Because it helps service transformation and change

Young People in the Driving Seat for CYP IAPT?

(from Hart 1992) 8. Child initiated shared decisions with adults

7. Child initiated and directed 6. Adult initiated shared decisions with children 5. Consulted and informed 4. Assigned but informed 3.Tokenism

2. Decoration 1.Manipulation

The Ladder of Participation

At the top rung of the ladder?

Young People as ‘active citizens’?


In the UK ‘citizenship’ has been outlined as beneficial for children Critical thinking and enquiry – Empowering them to lead – Recognising and reporting unfairness and discrimination – Taking informed and responsible decisions – Developing moral and social responsibility – Involving young people in their communities – Developing social capital ACT 2012

3 key concepts

Democracy and Justice Rights and Responsibilities Identities and Diversity

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Empowering young people to participate – what they say works

(Warner-Gale and Sedgewick 2011) Our research indicates that the best way to engage young people more generally is via Internet communication Young people want leadership programmes and education about mental health Smartphone applications, online networks and forums Accessible technology to engage young people with disabilities Fun and interactive activities such as virtual discussion forums, and online seminars (webinars) Involvement in planning health and care services But…they also clearly that face to face meetings in schools about relevant issues to do with mental health would be very beneficial for changing attitudes

Young People as active citizens in CYP IAPT

• • • • • • Learning to contribute to programmes that directly affect their lives Empowered to initiate and lead decisions about their services Services become appropriate to them and owned by them Helps evaluate the standards of care they receive Become confident and competent members of society Improves the overall functioning of our communities and their place within it


The 9 participation priorities

Direct Work

Feeling Good

Assessment, Outcome Monitoring, Complaints procedure

Doing the job right

Staff training, supervision and appraisals, recruitment Running the service well Commissioning, Influencing senior managers, Mission statement Strategic

The 9 participation priorities

Feeling good: Direct Work

 Get initial assessments right; involve young people in session monitoring; provide easy access to complaints and advocacy

Doing the job right: Operational

 Make sure staff have the right skills and knowledge; involve young people in recruitment and in staff appraisals

Running the service well: Strategic

 Involve young people in commissioning; help young people to influence senior managers; have a strong mission statement

Mapping the Priorities Nationally – the top 5 areas for support

1 2 3 4 5 5 Supervision and appraisal of staff Staff training for trainees and existing workers Recruitment and selection of staff (internally and externally) Session by session monitoring is standard practice A mission statement or charter is in place, accessible and used to review progress Influencing senior managers through a range of approaches and feeds into strategic decision making In addition, several areas may benefit from some support around exploring models of participation for young people.

The Manchester Collaborative – mapping the priorities

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Well on the way!

Working action plans in place Participation staff in place in many areas Influencing senior managers Initial assessments Session by session monitoring

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Areas for support

Commissioning services Staff Training Recruitment and selection Supervision and appraisal A mission statement Sustaining participation groups

Today is about building on your progress and sharing ideas

     Time to review what you already do, or have in place to support young people’s participation Make a commitment to support participation based on what’s realistic and sustainable in your area and across the collaborative Starting to take small, planned steps or building on what you’ve already done to really embed participation Not forgetting our need to think about different groups and how to engage them – flexibility, need for training and support, range of options, being receptive to new ideas and suggestions Building our community of learning and practice – including feedback loops

GIFT: Advice and support for participation

    Planned support to your collaborative – action learning sets, training, events, support and challenge Constantly updated information about participation and tools to support you is available from a variety of websites and organisations – e.g. GIFT’s partners Practical Participation, NYAS, Right Here and Youth Access… Plus your local participation experts e.g. YoungMinds, NCB, Barnardos And

which has been created specifically for everyone involved in CYP IAPT

Contact details

• Email: [email protected]

• Visit

and register to access the discussion forums for professionals and to learn more about how young people are involved with GIFT and across CYP IAPT