• Doncaster receives green star rating for fourth consecutive year

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    August 09, 2019
    Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group is delighted to receive the top score for its Local Transformation Plan from the NSPCC this year.
    The CCG and the Council produce the LTP together and have received top marks from the NSPCC for this Plan every year for the last four years, and is the only area in the country to do so.
    Dr David Crichton, Chair of NHS Doncaster CCG said:
    'We are absolutely thrilled to receive the highest score for our Local Transformation Plan from the NSPCC and to do so for the fourth year in a row. Their analysis and comments about our Local Transformation Plan and the fact we are the only area in the Country to receive four consecutive Green ratings, is fantastic'.
    'This is a testament to all the hard work of the membership and our commitment and aspirations remain as we continue our transformation of children and young people’s emotional health and well-being services'.
    'We will continue to engage with and listen to our children, young people and their families to continue this transformational change and deliver services of the very highest standards, which we would be happy for our families to use'.
    What does the green score from the NSPCC mean?
    The NSPCC carries out an annual review of CCG and local partners’ plans for children and young people’s mental health. This research assesses to what extent services are commissioned based on a detailed understanding of the mental health needs of their local population, with a focus on children with an increased risk – including but not limited to children who have experienced abuse. Plans are given a traffic light rating of red, amber or green.
    A green rating means the plan uses various sources of data to understand the mental health needs of children and young people most vulnerable to mental health problems in the local population. This information is clearly used to inform the services provided.
    Two children in the average UK classroom have experienced abuse or neglect (Radford, 2011). The NSPCC carries out this research because we know that children who have experienced abuse have an increased risk of experiencing mental health problems, and we want to ensure that the transformation of mental health services benefits these children.
    • In 2018, the NSPCC published a ‘Local Transformation Plan’ toolkit which highlighted Doncaster’s plan as an ‘example of good practice’ for its work with Young Minds to identify ways to include the voice and opinions of children and young people in helping to commission and oversee the implementation of services. Page 12: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/publications/local-transformation-plans-toolkit.pdf
    • In this year’s publication, the NSPCC highlights Doncaster as a good practice example and highlights our plan for its ‘high-quality needs analysis’ and for its clear presentation of how the understanding of local need has informed (planned or actual) service provision, (see page 7 of the Report). 
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