You're Welcome Review and Refresh 2016
Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and the Department of
Health (DH) are working together to review the 'You're Welcome'
accreditation process and to refresh the standards. Whilst we
don't envisage the standards will change significantly, we want the
opportunity to ensure they are current and importantly are
meaningful to young people.
The team working to take this forward is the British Youth
Council (BYC), the Association of Young People's Health (AYPH) and
Youth Focus North West. Importantly, the programme of work will be
overseen by young people themselves with support of the NHS Youth
Forum and many other young people from across the country.
Following an initial review and consultation period outlined
above, we have developed the proposals for revised standards and
We are carrying out an online survey and conducting structured
conversations in a range of settings to get feedback on these
proposals throughout March and April. The survey is also an
opportunity to gather good practice examples.
If you would like to give feedback on the proposals below or
share your good practice examples of engaging with young people in
service design, delivery and review, please visit: http://bit.ly/urwelcome16
Alistair Burt MP, Minister for Community
and Social Care, said in a recent speech: "When I met
with the Youth Select Committee, they wanted to feel more supported
to tell their story, a way of making young people more comfortable
to be open and honest.
"In light of this, the British Youth Council,
the Association for Young People's Health and Youth in Focus are
working with us, PHE and NHS England to review the 'You're Welcome'
accreditation process and improve the standards. This was also
something that the Youth Select Committee made clear to me, too, so
we know it means a lot to young people.
"Our review is seeking the views of young
people and professionals about how services can best support
conversations about mental health and other health concerns. I
would encourage you all to be a part of this review - your opinions
on this matter greatly."
We will keep you posted as the work
progresses, please keep an eye on twitter for regular updates by