Children & Young People

The health and well-being of children and young people has been a particular focus for Enable East over the last five years, led by Associate kid2 Director Roz Rospopa.

Healthy Child Programme

Enable East helped to improve health services for young people in the East of England through the Healthy Child Programme, an initiative which aimed to produce a framework of universal and progressive services which promoted the optimal health and well-being of 5 to 19-year-olds.


Looked After Children

Looked after children in the East of England had the chance to share their views about the care they have received, in a project which aimed to improve services in the future.


New Beginnings

Our New Beginnings training programme was designed to provide a practical introduction to emotional well-being and mental health specifically for anyone working with early years, primary school or secondary school aged children.


Palliative Care Service Directory

Enable East was asked to develop a directory containing the details of services provided by organisations in the Eastern Region for children who have been diagnosed with a life limiting or life threatening condition so families and carers were aware of what support and advice they could access.

The directory featured the names, addresses and contact details of organisations in the Eastern Region, including who could refer a child to the service. The directory was disseminated in various ways, including through the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) website.

CAMHS Service Review

Enable East was commissioned by an NHS Foundation Trust to review its Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The project evaluated the current arrangements to ensure that safe, effective and high quality clinical services were being delivered. It was important to ensure that these were well integrated with partner organisations and delivered in line with Trust policies and commissioner intentions.


Changing the Outlook

As part of our Well-being in the East portfolio, we ran the Changing the Outlook programme, aimed to deliver skills development opportunities to young people, carers and residential workers in healthy eating, exercise and mental well-being. By enabling a more proactive approach in looking after their own health, we hoped to empower young people to better care for themselves in the future and for their families and carers to have the confidence to continue the new skills and resources they had learnt.

The programme consisted of a range of projects, from an allotment project promoting the growing and cooking of healthy foods, to a residential stay at an outward bound centre to encourage working together to improve relationships and communication.

Children's Palliative Care Data Pilot

Enable East was chosen to manage a project of data collection which would help shape children’s palliative care funding in the future. Commissioned by the Department of Health, four children’s pilot sites were chosen across the country to provide comprehensive and detailed information on 500 ‘spells of care’ including the nature, type, intensity and cost of the care provided to children and young people with palliative care needs, to inform the establishment of a national palliative care tariff.

Enable East worked in collaboration with ECRIC (Eastern Cancer Registry & Information Centre) to devise a tailored data collection system and provide the Department of Health with an anonymised monthly dataset on 500 spells of care over the course of the project.

Developing CAMHS strategy for a London CCG

The NHS England ‘Future in Mind’ (2015) report detailed how to improve how children’s mental well-being can be supported and, when in distress and ill, receive good, timely care. Following the publication of this report, NHS England required all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) working with local Health and Well-being Boards and partners to develop a local transformation plan to support improvements in children and young people’s mental health and well-being in line with the findings of Future in Mind in order to access their financial allocation.