Agenda and draft minutes

Children, Education and Skills Sub Committee - Thursday, 8th September, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: 0.02 Chamber - Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY. View directions

Contact: Maria Parkinson: Email: democraticsupport@northtyneside.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

CES8

Appointment of substitutes

To be informed of the appointment of any substitute members for the meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no substitute members

 

CES9

To receive any declarations of interest

You are invited to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests in matters appearing on the agenda, and the nature of that interest.

 

You are also requested to complete the Declarations of Interests card available at the meeting and return it to the Democratic Services Officer before leaving the meeting.

 

You are also invited to disclose any dispensation from the requirement to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests that have been granted to you in respect of any matters appearing on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

A declaration of interest was reported as follows:

 

Councillor M Murphy – Item 11 – Non registerable personal interest as his wife received Mental Health First Aid Training when employed by a Learning Trust Special School.

 

 

CES10

Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 7 July 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 7 July 2022 be confirmed and signed by the Chair. 

 

 

CES11

Children and Young People's Mental Health pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To receive an overview of the whole system work being undertaken in relation to children and young people’s mental health in the Borough.

 

 

Minutes:

 

 

 

The Sub-Committee considered a presentation by Janet Arris, Deputy Director of Commissioning, North Tyneside Place, NHS North East and North Cumbria ICB, on the whole system work being undertaken in relation to children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing in the Borough. 

 

North Tyneside has a well-established Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Partnership and together with the Barnado’s Strategic Alliance work collaboratively together to improve early intervention. 

 

North Tyneside has a Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional and Wellbeing Strategy which sets out the ambition to develop resilient children, young people and families, to ensure easy access for children, young people and families to get the right mental health support at an early stage from universal services and to improve access to specialist mental service for those children and young people who are at high risk of poor mental health.

 

There were a number of services offered within the Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Partnership including a Complex Trauma Pathway to ensure access for young people, Discover Me, Early Help Workers in Primary Care, Child Wellbeing Practitioners, Mental Health Support Teams for Schools, Additional funding for the Cygnet Programme and Voluntary Sector Alliance Workers.

 

Services offered within the Barnado’s Strategic Alliance included the School Survey, Family Partners in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Access Team, Friends Resilience, Mental Health First Aid in Schools, Resilience Film, Sleep Counselling, Cornerstone VR Headsets, Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners, Thrive approach in Secondary and Middle Schools and the Social Prescribing Model. 

 

A Member asked how parents could refer to the services provided by the Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Partnership and it was noted that in relation to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Local Offer, information from VODA, the Council for Voluntary Service in North Tyneside could be found on social media.  It was acknowledged that a further piece of work was needed on engaging with parents so a whole system was in place for the NHS and Local Authority and information on the criteria for each service and how to access the service could be provided and shared. 

 

A Member asked how a parent could access mental health support for a child impacted by bullying and the Deputy Director of Commissioning stated that there was a whole school approach and it was the role of the Mental Health Support teams to work with schools to support the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and pastoral teams.

 

Reference was then made to mental health support for children with dyspraxia and dyslexia and it was noted that the Mental Health Support teams would work with children with these conditions in schools.

 

The Deputy Director of Commissioning explained that there were several challenges including ensuring meetings were held with colleagues who had a strategic oversight, the impact of Covid with an increase in referrals across the system, the increase in the cohort of children who were not attending school, the significant waiting lists for specific pathways  ...  view the full minutes text for item CES11

CES12

North Tyneside SEND Inclusion Strategy and the High Needs Recovery Plan pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To receive an update on the North Tyneside Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)Inclusion Strategy and the High Needs Recovery Plan   

 

 

Minutes:

Item deferred to the next meeting