Child Health Screenings

Details:

Reference Number: 5949
Request Date: 16/04/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

The NSPCC would like to develop its understanding of the Healthy Child Programme beyond what is available using the PHE Fingertips data – we would like to know the numbers of children eligible at each time point and the format that the main contact took. We’d be very grateful if you could answer the questions below.
 
Q.1A) How many children in your local authority area were eligible for contacts under the mandated Healthy Child Programme over the last two years (April 1 to March 31, 2017-18 & 2018-19) Please use the grid below to tell us how many children were eligible for each contact during this period.
 
Contact Number of children eligible in 2017-18 Number of children eligible in 2018-19
Antenatal visit    
New Birth Visit    
6-8 week reviews    
12 month reviews    
2-2½ year reviews    
 
 
Q.1B) Please use the grid below to record the number of Healthy Child Programme contacts that were delivered in each of the following formats in 2017/18 and 2018/19.
 
NB: Please do not provide information on the format of reminders or additional forms of communication, i.e. if a letter, phone call or text message also took place in addition to a face to face visit, please just record as a ‘Face to Face’ visit. 
 
 
Contact 2017-2018
Face to face Letter in Post Phone Call Text message email No contact in any form
Antenatal visit            
New Birth Visit (NBV)            
6-8 week reviews            
12 month reviews            
2-2 ½ yer reviews            
 
 
 
Contact 2018-2019
  Face to face Letter in Post Phone Call Text message email No contact in any form
Antenatal visit            
New Birth Visit (NBV)            
6-8 week reviews            
12 month reviews            
2-2 ½ yer reviews            
 
 
   
Q.2    Please tick if your Local Authority also offers:
 
Universal Plus (provide families with access to expert advice and support on issues such as postnatal depression, weaning and sleepless children)  
Universal Partnership Plus (support families with children with complex needs, such as long-term conditions – both themselves and linking them with local services)  
 
 
A.1 & A.2  Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you have requested, please see the attached information in response.
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6609
Request Date: 03/09/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

I would be grateful if you could supply the following information from your local authority:

Housing policy for care leavers
Strategy for Children in Care
Mental Health Strategy for Children in Care

Under the terms of the Open Government License, the documents above will be placed on the website of Isabel’s Voice (free to the public), unless you remove your permission to do so.

The information requested is intended for future publication at the end of October as they are being updated. 

Public Interest Test Considerations

Section 22(1) is a qualified exemption which means that the information falling within the exemption still has to be released unless the public interest in disclosure is outweighed by the public interest in maintaining the exemption.

Northumberland County Council recognises that there is a general public interest in information held by public authorities being made available and that it should take place at the earliest appropriate time. This helps towards ensuring the public accountability and transparency of public authorities and promotes public engagement in any debate about the delivery of public services and the use of public funds.

However, the public interest can sometimes be best served by the planned publication of information at an appropriate time rather than in response to an individual request for that information ahead of that time.

On balance, and in all the circumstances of this particular case, we have concluded that the public interest is best served by the planned future publication of the information you have requested and by maintaining the exemption at section 22(1) at this time.

Notice of Refusal

Please treat this letter as a Notice of Refusal as regards the information covered by the Section 22(1) Exemption
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6972
Request Date: 12/11/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1     Please confirm if it is the intention of the authority to commission, or recommission, a combination of “lifestyle improvement services” as an integrated lifestyle service, or similar, in 2020.  For the purposes of this foi request, lifestyle improvement services include:

Adult Weight management
Child Weight management
Family Weight management
Smoking Cessation
Drug & Alcohol Support
NHS Health Checks
Physical Activity
Digital or Remote Lifestyle Support

A.1     Aspects of "lifestyle improvement services" are covered within our arrangements to deliver an Integrated Wellbeing Service in partnership with Northumbria Health Care Trust (NHCT). It is our intention to continue to support this service during the financial year 2020/21. The exceptions are NHS Health Checks, Exercise Referral, and Community Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery, which are not included.