Shropshire Council

School aged children (5-16 year olds) Stakeholder survey

  • Period: 15 May 2023 - 30 June 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Professionals
  • Topics: Family services, Children's services
  • Type: Public


The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act (2007) placed a duty on local authorities and PCTs (now ICS) to undertake a JSNA in three-yearly cycles. Local authorities and CCGs have equal and joint duties to prepare JSNAs and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies, through the health and wellbeing board. In practice, in Shropshire, these duties are led by Public Health to deliver on behalf of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

The JSNA seeks to identify current and future health and wellbeing needs in the local population and identify strategic priorities to inform commissioning of services based on those needs. These priorities in turn inform the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, a key document as a basis for commissioning health and social care services in the local area.

Through the HWB Strategy and ICS Strategy, as part of Shropshire Council’s Prevention and Early Intervention Strategy Development, the need for a Children and Young People thematic needs assessment has been identified, to assess the health, care and wellbeing needs of our local communities, which will help to inform our future decision making.


The Children and Young People JSNA will be developed with the support of partners across Shropshire to bring together data and intelligence relating to the health and wellbeing of local children, young people and families aged 0-19 (including children aged 0-25 with SEND). It is our vision that the Children and Young People JSNA will inform the direction and development of services across health, social and wider community services in Shropshire. The voice of our local children, young people and families will be captured in the JSNA through a series of engagement activities.

JSNA design

Due to the vast scope of this product, Shropshire’s Children and Young People JSNA will be structured as a ‘JSNA pack’, comprising of individual chapters for each stage of the life course:

  1. Population and context for children and young people
  2. Maternity (pregnancy & birth)
  3. Early Years (0-4 years)
  4. School aged children (5-11 years and 12-16 years)
  5. Young people (16-19 years and up to 25 years for children with SEND)

Our ask

To work with us to identify and provide us with the relevant data, intelligence, and evidence to inform the JSNA. 

  • To identify subjects which should be spotlighted and explored in more depth (Spotlight JSNAs)
  • To inform us of your outreach and engagement work with children, young people and families in Shropshire
  • To provide your views on key opportunities, challenges, and assets to be included in the JSNA.
  • Once developed, to use the Children and Young Peoples JSNA to inform your service development and delivery

Share your thoughts with us by completing our survey.

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If you would like the survey in an alternative format, please use the emails below to request a copy, explaining any support you need to allow you to respond.

Facilitated by Public Health/Shropshire Council:

Jessica Edwards, Senior Public Health Intelligence Analyst

Stephanie Jones, Healthy Child Programme Coordinator


Data protection

Information collected in our surveys will only be used by us (Shropshire Council) to inform the immediate and future provision of our services. The information you provide will be kept confidential in accordance with our Privacy Policy. It will not be shared outside of Shropshire Council. Information collected via our online surveys (hosted on the Surveymonkey website) will be stored on SurveyMonkey’s servers in the United States of America and SurveyMonkey gives an undertaking never to disclose the survey questions or your responses to others without permission.