Launch of Northamptonshire's Childen and Young Peoples Plan 2011-2012
Going for Gold: Children and Young People's Plan 2011-2012 (Northamptonshire County Council)
Reducing inequalities in health experience, staying safe and improving outcomes for looked after children are just some of the priorities contained in the updated Children and Young People's Partnership Plan for children and young people in Northamptonshire.
Northamptonshire's Children and Young People's Partnership (CYPP) is made up of a wide range of organisations,, including councils, schools, health organisations police and voluntary sector agencies all working together to improve outcomes for children and young people in the county.
To help us work together to provide the best services and support, the Partnership has produced a Children's Plan for 2011-2012. Although producing such a Plan is no longer a statutory requirement, we feel it is important o set out what we collectively want to achieve for children and young people in the coming years. The review of this plan evidenced many improvements across the services that we provide and we want to build on the progress we have made.
The plan for 2011-2012 was developed n consultation with partners, the Children and Young Peoples Shadow Board and with input from on-line public consultation. The six key priorities in the plan are based on local needs and what parents, professionals and young people tell us.
The key priorities in the plan are 2011-2012 are:
One: Improving learner engagement, attainment, achievement and progress for all children and young people
Two: Ensuring children and young people are safe from harm
Three: Keeping children and young people safe from being either victims of crime or becoming offenders
Four: Reducing inequalities in health experience and outcomes for children and young people
Five: Improving outcomes for children who are looked after
Six: Develop initiatives to decrease the impact of poverty on families and Young people
Jan Norman, Chair of the Children and Young People's Partnership Board and Director of Nursing for the Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire Cluster PCTs said: "We want to ensure that children and young people in Northamptonshire are healthy, safe and are helped to achieve their full potential, so they can make a positive contribution to the community and live happy, fulfilled lives".
The plan went live on 22nd August 2011. A version of the plan will be available to download in PDF by using the Children and Young People's Partnership website: