Council Plan theme - Every child able to fulfil their potential

Our desired outcomes and how we will achieve them

The outcomes we will focus on

  • Children get the best start in life 
  • Children and young people safe from harm 
  • Young people feel empowered to succeed and achieve their aspirations
  • Children and young people have fun things to do and safe places to go

How we will get there

  • Further develop our partnership approach to ensuring that all children and young people get the best possible start in life and are ready to attend school and learn
  • Continue with the development of residential homes for our looked after children and work with local providers in residential and foster care to access the best local placements
  • We will work to improve our YOT inspection judgement through the delivery of our improvement plan
  • With our partners, we will address the variability of Education, Health and Care Plans and the quality of provision for children and young people
  • Collaborate with partners to embed a multi-agency Family Hub Approach for our children, families, and communities
  • Ensure that they Early Help workforce are equipped with the right, most up to date knowledge and tools to effect outstanding outcomes for children and families
  • Work with young people that are disengaged to reconnect them to training, further education and employment
  • Focus on raising the achievement of KS1 and 2 pupils in reading through the reading fluency project and will support pupils who are currently below the expected standard in reading and/or who may have difficulty accessing reading required in the wider curriculum
  • Work in collaboration with schools to narrow the persistent attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils and raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils
  • Deliver on our commitment to become the first Children’s Capital of Culture holding a year-long festival in 2025


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