NHS Confederation comments on Government response to Children and Young Person's Outcomes Forum and the Pledge

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18 / 2 / 2013 15:59 PM

Jo Webber, NHS Confederation interim director of policy, said:

the centre of everything we do. We are pleased and proud to have signed up the Pledge to make this a reality, and we will be working with NHS organisations to help deliver its aims."The Government’s response clearly sets out the importance of effective joint working between agencies and professionals, putting the child at

"We know all too well the worst consequences of what can happen when children and young people’s services fail to join up around the individual.

“In the current system where finances are tight and the number of organisations responsible for the looking after children’s health is increasing, there is a risk that services could become fragmented and children's care falls between the cracks.

"It is absolutely essential that organisations across health, social care and education maintain their focus on the task at hand and improve the connections between the services they plan and deliver. If we don't get this right, we simply won’t be doing enough to keep our children and young people as safe and healthy as they deserve to be."

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