Best Practice and Learning Event for Community Supports and Services
On 28th June 2022, the Scottish Government's Children and Young People's Mental Health team hosted a 'Best Practice & Learning' event where more than 50 local authority representatives attended and shared effective ways of working from their respective areas in relation to the Children and Young People's Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports and Services Framework and its associated funding.
The Community Services Task and Finish group hosted a workshop on co-production and continuous engagement, which was facilitated by young people from the Scottish Youth Parliament. Attendees worked in groups to share successful examples of youth co-production from their areas, such as involving children and young people in the commissioning and procurement process. Attendees also discussed how to ensure the continuous involvement of children and young people going forward, for instance through participation in the creation of engagement materials such as videos and animations.
During breakout sessions, presentations showcased examples of best practice from a number of local authorities. This included services for 'at-risk' groups including LGBTI young people, supports for 16–24 year-olds, digital services, and workforce education and training. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about effective ways of working and ask questions to the presenters.
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