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Bassetlaw Children & Young People’s Network

A network of services supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people has been established, to build a collective understanding of the local offer, to communicate this to children, families and partners and to engage the voice of children and young people in the ICP.

The network has developed an inventory of service (can be accessed here, or to the right hand side of the page), and is using insights from engagement to shape the future of services.

The inventory has been shared with all Bassetlaw schools, GP practices and services relating to children and young people. The online version can easily be shared with our link:

If you would like to contribute to the network or inventory please get in touch by emailing us:

bassetlaw obesity call to action group better in bassetlawBassetlaw Childhood Obesity Call to Action, January 2020

Childhood obesity is higher in Bassetlaw than the national average and is a local priority of the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP). There is growing recognition that a “whole systems approach” is more likely to be effective in tackling obesity, and Nottinghamshire is a childhood obesity trailblazer site.

As such, partners from across education, physical activity, NHS, community and voluntary sector and the public took part in a ‘call to action’ on 17th January to explore factors such as the food and physical environment, early years, physical activity and emotional wellbeing.

The priorities for joint action agreed included: education for children and families about portion control and healthy eating; emotional wellbeing of parents; increasing physical activity in the school day; better communicating the activity offer for children and families with all needs, including low cost and no cost options; and including promoting healthy lifestyles in all policy and service decisions.

What Next, October 2019

‘What Next in North Notts’ is a new skills and careers initiative in Bassetlaw, showcasing a range of opportunities to allow young people to make informed decisions about their next steps after education.

The first ever event took place on 1 October 2019. Delivered in partnership by North Notts BID and Bassetlaw District Council, and supported by Bassetlaw Integrated Care Partnership and Futures, What Next was attended by 2,000 young people from schools, post 16 centres and colleges across the region were able to speak with around 100 exhibitors from a wide range of sectors.

Bassetlaw ICP organised 26 services and organisations from the community, voluntary, health and social care system to exhibit in a dedicated ‘Health & Community’ zone.

North Nottinghamshire’s largest skills and careers event has been hailed a great success by officials.

Should you wish to be part of the 2020 edition of ‘What Next ’, details will be available at

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Services for Children and Young People Summit, October 2018

The Health and Wellbeing Services for Children and Young People’s Summit event was designed to:

  • Respond to feedback from ACP partners about a lack of insight into the services available to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Bassetlaw;
  • Communicate a new ‘inventory’ of health and wellbeing services for children and young people, developed by Bassetlaw partners, between services, to primary care, and to children and young people and schools in the Retford area;
  • Pilot the marketplace approach to engagement of children and young people and partners in the development of health and wellbeing services in the area.

Read more from the event report >

Young Carers: Who Are They? What Do They Do?

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Find out more about young carers.

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Young Carers Service in Nottinghamshire

To access the Young Carer Service, in the first instance please contact Nottinghamshire County Council and request a Young Carers Assessment on 0300 5008080

Already had a Young Carers Assessment? You might be due for a review, ring the above number or Carers Hub for details 0115 8248 824

The young carers service is funded by the NHS and Nottinghamshire County Council. The service will support young carers to: increase their self-esteem, feel more in touch with other young carers, feel more positive about engagement, feel less socially isolated, identify peer support.

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Talkzone offers free and confidential counselling for children and young people in Bassetlaw, aged 11-25. They are committed to treating all people equally and with respect regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, ethnicity, religion or ability. They provide appointments in fully accessible venues across Bassetlaw.

Visit Talkzone’s website for more information