Looking back at the successes
Each year we publish a review of achievements against the priorities we have set in the Children and Young People’s Plan. Looking back over the past few years reveals that we have made some remarkable improvements which include:
- 2010 National Tellus survey indicated that young people were emotionally healthier in Lancashire.
- A continuing reduction in the number of young people reporting that they regularly get drunk.
- Overall rates of educational attainment continue to improve year on year.
- A 15.6% reduction in the number of children and young people killed or seriously injured in road traffic incidents in 2009/10.
- The infant mortality rate per 1,000 in Lancashire has reduced from 6.0 to 5.3.
- 61% of secondary schools were judged ‘good or outstanding’ in their Ofsted inspection.
- 100% of child protection cases were reviewed on time.
- The unannounced inspections conducted by Ofsted in 2010 identified no areas for priority action.
- In 2010 Ofsted’s Annual Assessment of Lancashire’s Children’s Services increased the rating to an area that is now “performing well”.
- Whilst we have made significant progress over the last year or so, there are also continuing priorities for us as a Children and Young People’s Trust Partnership. The new plan highlights these and sets out what we intend to put in place to deliver the improvements we are seeking.