The Children and Young People's Trust in Lancashire is the key partnership that ensures we are able to deliver outcomes and aspirations identified in Lancashire's Children and Young People's Plan.
Children and Young People's Trusts focus on developing new ways of working and on promoting strong joint planning and commissioning of services. Lancashire Children and Young People's Trust is based around a countywide board supported by five Children's Partnership Boards across the county (CPBs). The CPBs ensure that services for children and young people are tailored to the needs of the local community and that these communities are engaged in the decisions about how services will be delivered.
Lancashire Children and Young People's Trust is committed to doing everything we can to help and support the children and young people in Lancashire to have a positive future. To do this we have adopted as our core belief:
A moral commitment to work in the best interests of children and young people and their families at all times and make a positive difference to their lives.
Through discussions with a wide range of partners, Lancashire Children and Young People's Trust has agreed a shared vision for the support and services we provide in Lancashire to children, young people and their families.
Children and Young People's Trust in Numbers
- There is 1 overarching Lancashire Children and Young People's Trust and this is supported by 5 Children's Partnership Boards.
- District Councils have committed an annual sum of £180,000 (in kind) as a contribution to the support team working with the Children's Partnership Boards.
- There are approximately 280,000 children and young people between pre-birth and 19 years old in Lancashire.
- Schools and Lancashire County Council have provided £1,500,000 funding for the development and provision of Prevention and Early Support services across the county.
- In addition, 9 Prevention and Early Help Co-ordinators are in post across the county to offer support locally.
- It is estimated that there are approximately 50,000 people across Lancashire delivering services for children and young people.
- The new Children and Young People's Plan was developed through listening to 2,000 children and young people.