The Draft Overarching National Standards for the Care and Support of Children using Health and Social Care Services is now open and that we are just past the half-way mark. The closing date for the public consultation is 5pm on Thursday, 28 October.
These Draft Overarching National Standards set out what outcomes a child using health or social care services should expect and what a service needs to do to achieve these outcomes. The standards cover all health and social care services working with children including disability services, mental health services, primary care services, hospital services and children’s social services. The standards aim to support health and social care services to deliver high-quality, safe, consistent and coordinated care and support to children using these services.
As a stakeholder in the area of health and social care services, HIQA would encourage your input into this public consultation. The Draft Overarching National Standards can be found here and the form and instructions on how to fill out and submit the form are available here.