Children and Young People's Plan 2017-22

 

We want to make sure that all children and young people growing up in Darlington get the best start in life - for example you feel safe, are healthy, are achieving at school, grow up in a caring community and enjoy life.

There is a plan in place called the Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) which sets out how we can achieve this.  This plan is currently being re-written to cover 2017-22. It will replace the existing plan, which covers 2014-17. The plan for 2014-17 can be read here.

The CYPP is linked to the overarching vision for Darlington, known as One Darlington, Perfectly Placed.

There are a number of stages to the creation of the CYPP. First, we have talked to lots of different people and partner organisations to understand their views on what should be included in the plan.

A plan has been drafted that reflects the feedback received and considers constraints that we need to work with (such as timescales and budgets).

The next phase is to make the draft plan available for wider public consultation. It shows our proposed ambitions and priority actions, and we are inviting feedback on whether you agree or disagree with these ambitions and priority actions.

Summary version of the draft plan is available to read. It sets out the vision for children and young people, desired outcomes, the four ambitions and priority actions.

In order to achieve the outcomes as set out earlier in this document the plan sets out the following ambitions

Ambition 1: Ensuring that all children and young people are safe from any perceived harm

Ambition 2: Improving the health and wellbeing of all babies, children and young people

Ambition 3: Improving achievement and academic attainment for all children and young people

Ambition 4: Empowering families to be resilient and to achieve economic wellbeing

 

In order to achieve all four ambitions we will work together to focus on the following seven key priority actions

 Priority actions for the next five years

  1. Increase breastfeeding rates and reduce the incidence of smoking at the time of delivery
  2. Obesity levels reduced
  3. Reduce the number of self-harm cases recorded at A&E
  4. Reduce the number of children and young people living in poverty
  5. Improve school attendance and attainment
  6. Increase the number of young people in work, education or training
  7. Strengthen families to reduce the need for statutory intervention.

 

Do you agree or disagree with these ambitions and priority actions?

If you disagree, please let us know why. Please give us your views by taking this very short survey or emailing comments to sharon.cable@darlington.gov.uk by Friday 4 August.

Following the consultation we'll review the feedback and consider changes to the plan.

The updated plan will go to the Health and Well Being Board for approval.