The Medway Local Transformation Plan

The Medway Local Transformation Plan (LTP) 2015 to 2016 and 2020 to 2021 sets out our shared commitment and priorities towards achieving a brighter future for children and young people and their emotional, mental health and wellbeing, regardless of their circumstances.

The aims include:

  • challenging mental health stigma so young people are not disadvantaged or socially excluded, by strengthening school approaches, peer mentoring, parenting support and community groups
  • supporting the whole family so that parents or carers can identify signs of problems and give them expert advice and support
  • developing emotional wellbeing services in children’s centres, primary and secondary schools and community settings
  • ensuring that those working with young people have skills and confidence to find, seek, advise and respond to emotional wellbeing issues
  • developing a clear path for emotional wellbeing with qualified, supervised mental health experts through a single point of access to assess needs and risks as early as possible before recommending support
  • ensuring specialist assessment of our most vulnerable young people’s emotional wellbeing needs including children in care, care leavers, children and young people in transition, young offenders, children with disabilities, children and victims of sexual abuse, and those at risk of developing harmful behaviours
  • having enough capacity so that at least 35% of children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition get treatment from an NHS-funded community mental health service (in line with national performance standards)

The LTP is under review to become a Kent and Medway Improvement Plan. This is to reflect the:

  • NHS Long Term Plan targets
  • new Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) arrangements.

The reviewed plan is due to be published in October 2021.