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Nottinghamshire Children’s Trust is a partnership of organisations that provide services to children, young people or families in Nottinghamshire. Children’s Trust arrangements enable us to plan and deliver joint working and cooperative arrangements, making best use of resources to achieve our ambition.

We know that children, young people and their families are more likely to do well if they are at the centre of our economic, environmental and social ambitions for Nottinghamshire. To promote this, the Children’s Trust reports to the Health and Wellbeing Board for Nottinghamshire.

The Health and Wellbeing Board will have a key role in the strategic planning and coordination of NHS, public health, social care and related children’s services. By reporting to this board, the Children’s Trust ensures that the needs of children, young people and families influence planning for health and wellbeing improvements across all public services.

The Children’s Trust has an active working relationship with the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) which is set out in the Joint Protocol [PDF 584KB]. This ensures that safeguarding children is central to our work. The NSCB co-ordinates some safeguarding activities, including training, and scrutinises and challenges the Children’s Trust’s activities.

Children’s Trusts are no longer required to produce a Children and Young People’s Plan, but we have opted to continue with a joint strategic plan. The Nottinghamshire Children, Young People and Families Plan 2011 to 2014 is available to read or download.

The Children Act 2004 became law in November 2004. It aims to improve outcomes for all 181,500 children and young people - from birth to the age of 19 - across Nottinghamshire.

You can find out more information about the government’s current policy statement on duty to co-operate and to promote wellbeing on the Department for Education (DfE) web pages.

You can find the latest news on the Children’s Trust news page.

For any enquiries you can contact the Children, Families and Cultural Services Planning and Performance Team on 0115 97 74035 or email:

Our Ambition

We want Nottinghamshire to be a place where children are safe, healthy and happy, where everyone enjoys a good quality of life and where everyone can achieve their potential.


On Thursday 30 June 2011, Nottinghamshire's Early Intervention and Prevention Strategy[PDF 756KB]pdf logo was approved at the meeting of the County Council.

You can read the Early Intervention and Prevention Strategy Ambitions, principles and priorities statement [Word 889KB]word logo

Children, Young People and Families Plan

Childcare sufficiency assessment

The Childrens Information Service has undertaken a detailed Childcare Sufficiency Assessment [PDF 203KB] of the supply of and demand for childcare in Nottinghamshire

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