Children and young people

Why are Children and Young People a health priority in Chorley and South Ribble?

National evidence shows that establishing good health in childhood can help reduce health problems in adulthood. Diagnosing issues early and providing high quality children’s health services helps children become healthy adults and/or helps them manage long term conditions that last into adulthood. Early support can also help children do well academically and socially.

How are we going to improve the health of children and young people in Chorley and South Ribble?

Chorley and South Ribble CCG commissions a range of services for children including community paediatrics, integrated therapy and nursing services and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). We monitor the performance of these services and work with them to make sure they are meeting quality standards.

The CCG works closely with the local authority to improve the health of all children. We jointly fund some services and we work together on a range of initiatives.

Information about support available to children with special educational needs is available on the Lancashire County Council website.

To read more about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Reforms - The Local Offer download: CCG special educational needs and disabilitities reform - The local offer (Doc, 26KB).

The Designated Clinical Officer service is also available to provide support for children and young people aged 0-25 years, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Mental health

Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group are dedicated to improving mental health services for children and young adults in the local area. Read more about the actions and acheivements of the CCG on mental health.