Welcome to the Children, Young People and Families Plan of Nottinghamshire Children's Trust. The Plan can be downloaded as a document from the link above or accessed through these these web pages.
Children’s Trusts are no longer required to produce a plan, but we have opted to continue with a joint strategic Children, Young People and Families Plan.
About our Children, Young People and Families Plan 2011-2014
Our Children, Young People and Families Plan is the foundation of our shared planning to continue improving how we work together. It summarises our priorities and the main activities that we will undertake to improve the lives of children and young people.
This plan sets out the direction of work of the Children’s Trust over the next three years from 2011-14, but it will be reviewed and updated annually. It identifies how we will continue with and build on the partnership working described in Nottinghamshire Children and Young People’s Plan 2009-11.
We have renamed our plan the ‘Children, Young People and Families Plan’ to reflect our commitment to supporting children and young people by working with them and their families. Our plan identifies how we will offer support to families as soon as they experience difficulties in their lives, through our early intervention and prevention work.
Children’s Trust planning is aligned with strategic planning for all of Nottinghamshire, which is identified in the Sustainable Community Strategy [PDF 3.6MB], as well as in individual partners’ strategies. For example, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Strategic Plan and its Children, Families and Cultural Services’ Business Plan include priorities which are complementary to this plan.
What is included in our Children, Young people and Families Plan
This plan is a high-level summary of the work of the Children's Trust. It focuses on the key areas where we can work together in partnership to have positive impact on the lives of children and young people.
All the work of the Children’s Trust is underpinned by our four key themes. We aim to improve the lives of children, young people and families by achieving continual improvements in:
- Child Protection
- Education and Attainment
- Health and Wellbeing
- Participation in Society.
There are seven partnership priorities for action, outlining specific activities that we will undertake. These priorities will be reviewed and updated annually, to reflect changing circumstances and to ensure the plan remains relevant. Our priorities for action are:
- Implement Nottinghamshire’s Early Intervention and Prevention Strategy
- Sustain and build on improvements made in safeguarding
- Improve the effectiveness of services for disabled children through joint planning and commissioning
- Implement the Child and Family Poverty Strategy for Nottinghamshire
- Improve children and young people’s emotional wellbeing
- Reduce the achievement gap at all key stages
- Raise achievement at age 16-19 in order to equip young people to enter the workplace, apprenticeships or higher education.