Child & Youth Workstream


The Child and Youth Workstream aims to improve the mental and physical health of children and young people in Canterbury through their life course from before birth to the transition to adulthood.

The workstream provides clinical leadership for the development and provision of health and social services for children and young people.  This includes agreeing outcomes and performance indicators for healthcare for children and young people, prioritising service development activity to meet national response and local imperatives, recommending transformation service improvement and identifying areas requiring redesign, innovation and evaluation.

The Child and Youth Workstream comprises of a core group, a child subgroup and a youth subgroup.  Established in 2012, it is a key point of integration between health, justice, education and social services with membership from across these perspectives and links with other Canterbury Clinical Network Workstreams and Service Level Alliances, as well as the South Island Alliance's Workstream covering child and young person's health.

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Latest Children's Action Plan newsletter

Latest Children's Action Plan newsletter

  • 19/12/2016 22:10:00
Read the latest newsletter from the Children's Action Plan, including Update from the National Children's Director; Results from Children's Teams; Children's Team approach - information and tools for communities; Canterbury Children's Team celebrates first birthday; Lead Professional profile - "Proud to be keeping children safe"; True story from a Children's Team.
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Referring to the Vulnerable Children’s Hub

Referring to the Vulnerable Children’s Hub

  • 28/10/2016 00:09:00
The Canterbury Children’s Team is encouraging referrals from health professionals via the Vulnerable Children’s Hub (“The Hub”). Children’s Teams support vulnerable children whose issues do not meet the statutory intervention threshold of Child, Youth and Family.
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