Children and Young People

This page outlines the work we are doing to support the children and young people's board.

Our ambition is for Leeds to be the best city in the UK for children and young people to grow up in.

To help us make this happen, we are bringing together senior people from the main organisations working with children and young people in Leeds. Representatives from the NHS, Leeds City Council, Public Health, as well as the voluntary sector, make up the Children and Young People’s Population Board. The board will work together to create better health and social care support for young people and their families.

The board is responsible for everyone who is under the age of 18, except for pregnant people whose care is covered by the maternity board.

Outcomes for the children and young people population board

The aims of our children and young people’s population board work in Leeds is to make sure:

  1. Children are safe from harm.
  2. Children do well at all levels of learning and have skills for life.
  3. Children in Leeds are healthy.
  4. Children are happy and have fun.
  5. Children and young people in Leeds are active citizens who feel they have a voice and influence.

These are our identified outcomes. By setting these clear goals, that are focused on how services impact the people they serve, the board is able to better track whether we’re really doing the right thing for the people using these services.


Insight review

We have worked with our partners to review the feedback (insight) we already have about people’s experience of children and young peoples services. This will help us understand what we already know. You can read the report below:

Download the children and young people’s insight report (Word Version)

Children and young people’s insight report (626KB)

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Public involvement workshop

We held a public involvement workshop to check the findings of our insight report, review our identified outcomes (as above), and discuss our approach to public involvement on the board.


Download the notes from children and young people public involvement workshop Microsoft word version)

Notes – Children and young people public involvement workshop(370KB)

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You can download the slides from the workshop below. Please note that these might not be fully accessible and we will aim to update these as soon as possible.

Download the children and young people public involvement workshop slides (PowerPoint version)


Children and young people’s experiences of services

We always want to hear about your experiences of using services, it helps us know what’s working, and where things could be improved.

There are a number of ways you can tell us about your experiences:

‘How does it feel for me?’ project by Healthwatch Leeds

Get involved in sharing your experiences by video or written testimony. Your feedback will be shared with senior decision-makers in Leeds. See people’s experiences and find out more by visiting:

Share your story on Care Opinion

Care Opinion is an independent place where you can share your experience of health or care services, and help make them better for everyone. You can share your own story on Care Opinion. Say what was good and what could have been better.

Find out more and tell your story

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