Join us for the South Yorkshire Children and Young People’s Alliance Conference 2022
You will have an opportunity to connect with partners from many sectors across the South Yorkshire system to improve the way we work together to support children and young people with all aspects for their life, focusing particularly on reducing health inequalities.
This conference will provide
✓ Opportunities to connect with partners who share the same passion and commitment to reducing the inequalities and improving outcomes for children and young people in South Yorkshire
✓Innovative initiatives taking place locally, showcasing best practice in supporting children and young people to ensure they have the best outcomes in life
✓ Presentation of wide range of topics including updates on the delivery of the NHS long term plan as part of the Children and Young People Transformation Programme, and achieving cross-sector partnership working
✓ Hear high-level speakers from leading organisations on the latest programmes of work taking place to improve the lives of children and young people
Topics on the day will include NHS England’s strategy to addressing health inequalities, adopting a whole school approach to healthy weight management, and how the work taking place with chronic health conditions, like asthma, will improve the lives of children and young people. You will also learn from initiatives happening at Place (Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Sheffield), sharing key insights into how we can improve outcomes in the longer term for CYP by directing the focus to early intervention and prevention. Further updates will be shared as the conference agenda develops.
One of the four emerging provider collaboratives, the South Yorkshire Children and Young People’s Alliance was established in July 2021. This Alliance aims to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities for children and young people aged 0-25 years across South Yorkshire. The Alliance brings together providers from across all sectors (acute, primary care, mental health, community services, housing, police, education, voluntary organisations, faith-based groups) to address areas of local and national priority for children and young people. As we come to terms with the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the health and wellbeing of our children and young people the Alliance will work together to create and embed a vision of the possible.
More about this event
It is more important than ever before for those of us who are working in children’s services and directly with their parents and carers to come together in partnership to support one another, to strengthen the provision of services and to ensure that the increasing health needs of children and young people are at the top of South Yorkshire’s agenda.
- Rates of child poverty, a critical measure for early child development, have increased since 2010 and are now back to their pre-2010 levels with over four million children affected.
- Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield have higher numbers of children under 16 in absolute low-income families than the Yorkshire and the Humber average
- 18.4% – 22% of secondary school children in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Places receive free school meals, compared with the national average of 16.2%
- Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster make up 3 of the 5 LAs in England with the highest % of children who are seriously obese at reception age
- The most deprived 10 percent of children are nearly twice as like to die (5.3 per 1,000) as the most advantaged 10 percent of children (3.1 per 1,000).
[CYP Health Inequalities and the Impact of Covid-19, Public Health England, 2021]
The Government and NHS England have developed national strategies to tackle the health and wellbeing challenges faced by children, young people, and their families; The Children and Young People’s Transformation Programme and the NHS Long Term Plan has the aim of improving outcomes and reduce health inequalities. You will know it is a fast-moving environment where we must keep up to speed with changes and engage with best practice locally and from across the country to identify strategies and initiatives to deliver the best possible support for children and young people.