August 2017 Update
Royal Cornwall Show
We launched the public engagement activities of the One Vision Partnership Plan at the Royal Cornwall Show 8-10th June 2017. We collaborated on the stand with local artists from Truro City of Lights to provide local children with an exciting opportunity to create their own screen print design that would eventually be brought together to create two giant One Vision kites. We also had a fun sandpit for the younger children. All activities were designed to encourage parents, carers and families to spend time talking to our team, learn more about the plan to transform children’s services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and to complete an initial survey regarding the priority areas.
358 surveys were completed, which provided us with project areas, which we will use to focus our further engagement activities. These are:
- Parenting support
- Mental health services
- Support children at risk of suffering abuse
- SEND services
- Staff across services working together
We were also lucky to have Claire from Idenna Creative attend and start developing our One Vision Partnership Plan introductory film. The film has been made to share across children’s centres, GP surgeries, our digital communication channels and as an introduction to pubic engagement events or staff presentations.
Film coming soon
A Key Question for Children and Young People
We launched our Facebook and Twitter social media campaigns via the Children’s Trust pages:
We have also launched our key question for children and young people:
“If you could change the world for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly what would you do and why?”
We are encouraging children and young people to answer this question, both on social media and during personal visits and engagement: These have included:
- “For all mental health services to come together like CAMHS, and all the different ones, because it is easier to get to."
- "I think children should be able to choose options of what lessons they would like to do at school making them look forward to it. Which means they will concentrate more during lessons, enabling them to get a better job, thus improving Cornwall’s economy."
- "I would make sure that there was more police in towns and villages because I don’t feel safe even in the day when there are lots of people shouting, fighting, swearing and making loud noises in my town."
This campaign is continuing and we encourage all children and young people to take part by visiting @CornwalllCT
Libraries One Vision Packs
We’ve sent One Vision promotion packs to all libraries in Cornwall to use as part of the very popular summer reading challenge. The packs include the plan, balloons, stickers and further information.
If you work with families and would like a One Vision pack for your workplace, please email email@example.com
Truro City of Lights
We have an exciting opportunity to be part of the Truro City of Lights Parade. We will not only use it as a way to promote the One Vision Partnership Plan, but also as a tool for engaging more families and young people with a fun, practical learning opportunity and the plan priorities themselves.
We are currently recruiting for staff workshop volunteers and aim to conduct five public workshop engagement events to create a giant lantern focused on the five One Vision Partnership Plan priorities.
If you wish to take part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Starter Engagement Events
The Cornwall Council Children’s Services Commissioning Team has been working with providers and partners to engage with local children, young people and their families. They have also visited children and young people at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust to discuss their priorities for Cornwall and challenge them to design a poster to promote the One Vision Partnership Plan, which can be understood by other children and will be used as part of our engagement activities.
Other starter engagement sessions are as below:
- 7 August Falmouth Children’s Centre
- 9 August Truro Children’s Centre
- 15 August Redruth Children’s Centre
- 18 August East Children’s Centre meeting to discuss 2 week promotion
- 7 September meeting to discuss how Cornwall Association of Primary Headteachers can get involved
- 13 September Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust staff meeting
- 14 September meeting to discuss how Cornwall Association of Secondary Headteachers can get involved
We are planning further staff, professional and public engagement events and also supporting a few activities being led by the Shaping our Future engagement team. If you’d like to be kept up-to-date on all activities, please follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter and sign up to receive the latest email updates.