Buckinghamshire Children & Young People 2019 – 2024 Partnership Plan

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Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Who we are

  • Families and Carers Together in Bucks (FACT Bucks)
  • NHS
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Action 4 Youth (representing voluntary and community youth sector organisations)
  • Headteacher representatives

‘We aim to build a better future for all children and young people in Buckinghamshire so that they realise their potential, whatever their starting point is.’

~Our vision

 

Our plan

This plan sets out our shared vision to provide the best support possible for all our children, young people and their families. It does not include everything we will be doing but concentrates on the outcomes for children and young people which will make the biggest difference.

This plan has been drawn up by the Buckinghamshire Children and Young People’s Partnership Board, a multi-agency group of representatives from all the different organisations in Buckinghamshire who work with children, young people and families. 

The experiences and chances that Buckinghamshire children and young people have will shape their lives. Listening to what our children and young people have to say is central to the planning and delivery of services in Buckinghamshire. 

One of our strengths is the way organisations work together across the county. We share the determination and commitment to provide high quality services that give children and young people the best possible chances in life, especially for those who are most vulnerable. To this end we will ensure that we have a well led and trained workforce with the right knowledge, skills and understanding.

We aim to ensure that our children:

  • Are safe
  • Live fulfilling lives
  • Are healthy
  • Reach their potential in education and other aspects of their lives
  • Together with their families are resilient and can identify their own solutions
  • Make a positive contribution to their community

 

Key facts

-23% of the population is under 18
-235 schools
-91.5% of pupils attend good or outstanding schools
-3.3% of pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan

 

Our priorities

1 - Keeping children and young people safe

  •  Work with families to prevent children and young people coming into care
  •  When required, place children and young people in care to protect them from harm
  •  Support carers to provide safe and loving homes for children and young people
  •  Seek to prevent the exploitation of children and young people and help those affected
  •  Seek to prevent domestic abuse and help those affected by it
  •  Help children and young people to help themselves in their everyday lives
  •  Work with families, children and young people to prevent accidents and keep them safe

2 - Supporting children, young people, parents and carers to overcome their challenges

  •  Support families to develop the skills they need to thrive and flourish
  •  Ensure children, young people, parents and carers are able to find relevant information, advice and guidance in one place
  •  Provide children and young people with someone or somewhere safe to talk
  •  Work with young offenders to help them break the cycle of crime and repeat offending
  •  Help parents and carers find appropriate childcare where needed
  •  Help parents and carers prepare children for nursery, pre-school and school
  •  Support all family members and carers with unexpected life changing events
  •  Work with young people so they successfully move into further education, training, apprenticeships or work

3 - Improving children and young people’s health and wellbeing

  • Educate parents, carers and staff to better understand child and adolescent development
  •  Ensure access to high quality health services
  •  Work with children, young people and their families to encourage healthy lifestyle choices
  •  Help children, young people and their families to tackle and address issues around mental health
  •  Provide opportunities for children and young people to access physical activities

4 - Providing opportunities for children and young people to meet their full potential

  • Promote the benefits of learning through play
  • Raise the educational achievement of all children and young people in early years settings and schools, with a particular focus on those who are under-performing
  • Support children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities to achieve their full potential through education, social activities, volunteering and paid employment
  • Encourage and support communities to play an active role in their local schools and early years settings
  • Work with schools and early years settings to further develop good practice in the use of pupil premium and other approaches to narrowing the gap in educational achievement
  • Equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to become independent
  • Encourage children and young people to make positive changes to the environment

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