This week, HIQA and the MHC launched a six-week public consultation to give people an opportunity to provide their feedback on the Draft Overarching National Standards for the Care and Support of Children using Health and Social Care Services. These draft national standards set out what outcomes a child using health or social care services should expect and what a service needs to do to achieve these outcomes.
As part of the process in developing the draft standards, St. Michael's House supported HIQA in facilitating a focus group with young people who use respite to collate information on their experience of using community & disability services.
HIQA are now inviting families to provide feedback on the standards.
A briefing document is attached to provide information about these Draft Overarching National Standards. Please read this before you complete the form. The Draft Overarching National Standards, the form and instructions on how to fill out and submit the form are available here.
All information received will be carefully assessed and used along with other evidence, to develop the Draft Overarching National Standards. The closing date for the public consultation is 5pm on Thursday 28 October 2021.