• 9Aug

    Get your rights: involving children and young people

    NCB (National Children’s Bureau) have contributed a new case study to the PIF Toolkit for creating health information that works.

    Ncb toolkit imageThe case study highlights their comprehensive approach to involving children and young people in the development of their Get your rights project and resources.

    The aim of the project was to improve children and young people’s experiences and outcomes from NHS services by promoting their knowledge and understanding of NHS Constitution Rights.

    Their strategy for involving children and young people in the Get Your Rights project focused on 3 elements:

    • Research sessions – understanding experiences of using the NHS, with 80 children and young people focusing those who were disadvantaged or large users of the NHS
    • Co-production sessions – developing the project website through working with 24 children and young people
    • Piloting – delivering the project resources in partnership with 6 local Healthwatch organisations to over 300 children and young people

    They also recruited a disabled young researcher to work on the project who, in addition to their research skills, had significant experience of using NHS services and brought a valuable insight.

    Andrew Fellowes, Senior Health Development Officer, said of the project:

    “By bringing together expert knowledge, evidence from our primary research, a creative design agency and the voice and experiences of children and young people themselves, our coproduction process has resulted in high quality, innovative health information materials.”

    You can read the full case study on the PIF Toolkit.

    The PIF Toolkit brings together best practice guidance on how to create health information that works, with practical resources and examples of projects from PIF member organisations.

    www.pifonline.org.uk/toolkit