CLIC Sargent is a member of the Young People’s Health Partnership (YPHP), a seven-strong consortium of organisations working with the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England as strategic partners to raise the profile of the health agenda across the voluntary youth sector.
The partnership champions young people’s health needs whilst providing a conduit for youth organisations, the government and young people to work towards reducing health inequalities. The partnership is led by the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) and includes, Addaction, the Association for Young People's Health (AYPH), Brook, StreetGames and Youth Access, as well as CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent will draw on the experience and contributions of the young people we work with to ensure that their views are taken into account in partnership’s work programme and activities, and so that we can influence policy makers on their behalf and find ways to improve the services and support available to them.
The partnership was formed in April 2013 and will run for 12 months initially.
We want to:
- Improve the voluntary sector ability to influence health and wellbeing services for young people
- Give young people a voice and opportunity to participate in health and wellbeing policy.
- Ensure health and wellbeing policy and practice meets the needs of young people.
- Empower young people to be independent users of health services available to them
- Act as champions for young people’s health and wellbeing
For more information and for a full list of the ther organisations that are leading strategic partnerships, please go to the Government website.