- Education, empowerment and development of self management skills for long term conditions, begins in childhood and is life-long.
- Professionals should work with young people, depending on their age and ability, to help them develop the knowledge and skills they need to keep healthy and well. This should include the opportunity to talk about how their health needs may impact on their future including employment, independent living, sexuality and relationships.
- The young person should also have the opportunity to be seen without their parents for part of their clinic appointment.
- All young people have access to a developmentally appropriate generic health education and empowerment programme developed and delivered in partnership with their local education provider, commenced before their 15th birthday
- All young people with long term conditions have access to developmentally appropriate information and advice regarding their condition and its management, before their 15th birthday
- All young people with long term conditions have the option to receive copy letters, together with opportunities for explanation and discussion of the letter and its contents.
- All young people have the opportunity to be seen without their parents for part of their consultation.