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Reducing restrictive Interventions of Children and Young People

Case study and survey results January 2019

This work was undertaken due to significant concerns about harmful restrictive intervention of the disabled children and young people whose families we support. The report shares data collected by two small family-led
charities (A survey by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) and case studies collected by Positive and Active Behaviour Support Scotland (PABSS)). Both the CBF survey and the PABSS case study data have revealed
concerning results regarding incidents of, and attitudes towards, restrictive intervention. Overall the data showed a high number and regular occurrence of restrictive intervention cases.


Torbay Hospital - Emergency Department redesign

Emergency Department (ED) Capital Build Redesign patient engagement: improving patient experience based on “What matters to You?” October 2018

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is scoping the redesign of the Emergency Department. As the re-configuration will take approximately 2 years,
with associated disruption, the Trust consider that it is essential that service users are able to contribute their views on the redesign. This will inform decisions to
improve the patient experience of comfort and confidence when using the service.

The Trust would like to thank the service users for sharing their insight and to confirm that their voice is listened to and acted on.

The Designated Medical Officer/ Designated Clinical Officer for SEND role in 2019

In February 2019, The Council for Disabled Children interviewed three Designated Clinical Officers and a Designated Medical Officer, for the creation of  the film The Designated Medical Officer/ Designated Clinical Officer for SEND role in 2019. 


Thrive Framework

The THRIVE Framework is transforming mental health promotion and support by providing a set of principles for communities of mental health support for children, young people and families. The Framework is needs-led, and was defined by children, young people and families alongside professionals through shared decision making.  


Living well with a Learning Disability - Devon Link Up

Devon Link Up is a service user led charity for people with learning disabilities and Autism, who live in Devon. Our Speaking Up groups, engagement, advocacy and wider work, provide opportunities for people to talk with an independent organization about things that are important to them.

This document provides a summary of the feedback from people from across the County of Devon, including Torbay, about the things that they value and seek in order to live well.

Living well with Autism

A Joint Commissioning Strategy for Devon and Torbay 2015–2020

The NHS and Local Authority bodies represented in this document, recognise their clear responsibility and legal duty regarding autistic people. This Commissioning Strategy sets
out how we intend to meet these obligations and responds to the ‘National Autism Strategy - Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives’,
‘Think Autism’, and the accompanying statutory guidance.

Crisis Prevention: A Family Survival Guide

This guide has been written by families for families of children and adults with learning disabilities, autism or both. It has been a difficult guide to write given the massive challenges that the Health, Education and Social care systems are currently facing. Many families, who are caring for loved ones living with learning disabilities, autism or both and whose behaviour is seen as challenging, continue to find it difficult to obtain ongoing appropriate care and support.










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