Public consultation on Draft Overarching National Standards for the
Care and Support of Children using Health and Social Care Services
HIQA and the MHC have launched a six-week public consultation to give people an opportunity to provide their feedback on a 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. The standards cover all health and social care services working with children including disability services, mental health services, primary care services, hospital services and children’s social services. The standards aim to support health and social care services to deliver high-quality, safe, consistent and coordinated care and support to children using these services.