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Don’t miss your chance to comment on the future of children’s services

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Time is running out for people to share their views about the future of children’s services across Devon.

Many parents, carers, health professionals and community groups who work with children have already taken part in the survey, which looks at services including school nursing, mental health and additional needs.

The survey forms part of a final push to get people with experience of these services to give their views and influence the shape of the contracts that will be tendered in the coming months.

Proposals have been drawn up by health and social care professionals, clinicians and partner organisations, based on public engagement work with children, young people, parents and carers.

The proposals look at all of the services together so that so that in future they can work much better as one system.

But before any decisions are made on how future services should be structured, health professionals want as many people as possible to comment or raise questions before the survey closes on 15 September.

Dr Anita Pearson, NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group’s clinical lead for children and young people, said: “We’ve been getting some really insightful views from parents and health professionals across the county, and these views will inform the shape of these very important services.

“The health and social care organisations have always strived to ensure that high-quality services are provided for children and young people, but the world is constantly changing and services have to change appropriately.

“Any changes needn’t be dramatic, but this is an opportunity to ensure we get the system right – creating the best services possible.”

Further information, including the report, is being updated regularly here.

The survey is available here​.

For further information or to ask for a survey to be posted to you, please call 01803 652480 or email devonchildrens.services@nhs.net.