Children and Young People's Plan

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Overview

The Children Act 2004, saw the introduction of regulations that would require local authorities in England to produce a Children and Young People’s Plan. This would be a strategic overarching plan for all local services for children and young people; be the focus of joint planning for local authorities and their partners; and act as a vehicle for them to work together to agree clear targets and priorities for all their services for children and young people, identify actions and activities needed to achieve them, and ensure delivery.

The first draft of the West Sussex Children and Young People’s Plan (2022 – 2025) has been in production since early in 2021. This has involved groups of children and young people; a number of parent carers and various organisations that deliver services to children and young people and their families; working together to agree the priorities that this Plan should focus on and the approach services and organisations in the Children First Partnership will take to address them. The three key priorities for this Plan have initially been identified as:

  • Keeping children and young people safe;
  • Addressing poverty and closing the disadvantage gap;
  • Improving emotional health and well-being.

We had our first draft of the text that could be included in the Plan and sought to hear what everyone who had an interest in the Plan and how it set out to improve the lives of children and young people and their families, thought about it. We provided a number of key questions about the first draft of the Plan, and about how it should be presented. This was made available to all those who wanted to know what it was setting out to do and achieve through a survey between the 4th April and the 26th June 2022.

This consultation was open for 12 weeks and we have now received all the results and feedback. We will study the responses to the various questions and determine: what people like about the Plan and should be retained in the final version; what people feel we should change and how; and what format or formats people would like to see the Plan presented in. All the feedback will be used to inform the final version of the text that is included in the Plan and the various ways in which it is presented and made available.

A summary report will be published and made available on this engagement hub as soon as it is available.

Thank you to those who responded to the various questions and for making such a valuable contribution to the Children and Young People’s Plan, the implementation of which, over its three-year life, will be regularly evaluated and improved on an ongoing basis, to ensure it continues to demonstrate the Children First Partnership’s commitment to ensuring children and young people always come first.

This consultation closed on Sunday 26th June 2022.



Children and young people's version

We produced a version of the children and young people plan which was suitable for children and young people to complete. You can find this information alongside a short video and response sheet on the box opposite.



Accessibility Statement

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 777100 or email Marie Foley at CYPPconsultation@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you an contact us on 18001 01243 777100.

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found right at the bottom of this page.

Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk.



Survey web browser compatibility

Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are:

· Microsoft Edge version 86 and above

· Chrome version 86 and above

· Firefox version 78 and above

· Safari version 14 and above


Overview

The Children Act 2004, saw the introduction of regulations that would require local authorities in England to produce a Children and Young People’s Plan. This would be a strategic overarching plan for all local services for children and young people; be the focus of joint planning for local authorities and their partners; and act as a vehicle for them to work together to agree clear targets and priorities for all their services for children and young people, identify actions and activities needed to achieve them, and ensure delivery.

The first draft of the West Sussex Children and Young People’s Plan (2022 – 2025) has been in production since early in 2021. This has involved groups of children and young people; a number of parent carers and various organisations that deliver services to children and young people and their families; working together to agree the priorities that this Plan should focus on and the approach services and organisations in the Children First Partnership will take to address them. The three key priorities for this Plan have initially been identified as:

  • Keeping children and young people safe;
  • Addressing poverty and closing the disadvantage gap;
  • Improving emotional health and well-being.

We had our first draft of the text that could be included in the Plan and sought to hear what everyone who had an interest in the Plan and how it set out to improve the lives of children and young people and their families, thought about it. We provided a number of key questions about the first draft of the Plan, and about how it should be presented. This was made available to all those who wanted to know what it was setting out to do and achieve through a survey between the 4th April and the 26th June 2022.

This consultation was open for 12 weeks and we have now received all the results and feedback. We will study the responses to the various questions and determine: what people like about the Plan and should be retained in the final version; what people feel we should change and how; and what format or formats people would like to see the Plan presented in. All the feedback will be used to inform the final version of the text that is included in the Plan and the various ways in which it is presented and made available.

A summary report will be published and made available on this engagement hub as soon as it is available.

Thank you to those who responded to the various questions and for making such a valuable contribution to the Children and Young People’s Plan, the implementation of which, over its three-year life, will be regularly evaluated and improved on an ongoing basis, to ensure it continues to demonstrate the Children First Partnership’s commitment to ensuring children and young people always come first.

This consultation closed on Sunday 26th June 2022.



Children and young people's version

We produced a version of the children and young people plan which was suitable for children and young people to complete. You can find this information alongside a short video and response sheet on the box opposite.



Accessibility Statement

If you require any of the information for this project in an alternative format, please contact us on 01243 777100 or email Marie Foley at CYPPconsultation@westsussex.gov.uk and we will do our best to assist you. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you an contact us on 18001 01243 777100.

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Please view the West Sussex County Council Accessibility Statement for further details. Information about the accessibility of the Your Voice Engagement Hub can be found by clicking on the 'Accessibility tab' which can be found right at the bottom of this page.

Where it exists, we will provide details of any project related content which is not fully accessible under a heading of 'Non-accessible content' below.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk.



Survey web browser compatibility

Please use one of the browsers below when completing the survey to ensure it looks and works as it should. These are:

· Microsoft Edge version 86 and above

· Chrome version 86 and above

· Firefox version 78 and above

· Safari version 14 and above


Page last updated: 06 Jul 2022, 02:25 PM