Surrey Children and Young People's Partnership
The Surrey Children and Young People's Partnership now consists of:
- Surrey Children and Young People's Partnership Board – To improve outcomes for children and young people through the effective joint commissioning of services. (PDF terms of reference)
- Surrey Children and Young People's Partnership Forum – To improve outcomes for children and young people by bringing partners together from across the children and young people's landscape to help shape and coordinate work, and support continued relationship building, networking, engagement, information sharing and innovation. (PDF terms of reference)
The new Surrey Children and Young People's Partnership Board is made up from members of key commissioning partners across Surrey. The new Partnership Board met for the first time in February 2016. Members of the Partnership Board are from:
- Surrey County Council
- NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Surrey Police
- Schools and Further Education
- The Surrey Safeguarding Children Board
- District and Borough Councils
- Healthwatch Surrey
Working with other Partnership Boards
The Surrey Children and Young People's Partnership will work closely across the partnership landscape and will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the children's priority of the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board as set out in Surrey's Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
The Surrey Children and Young People's Partnership will work closely together with the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board to ensure the partnership's commissioning priorities and plans respond effectively to children's safeguarding issues.
The partnership also works closely together with a range of other strategic boards such as:
- The Corporate Parenting Board – To enable the children and young people we look after to grow up having the same opportunities as their peers.
- The Youth Justice Partnership Board – To deliver the partnership's statutory responsibilities to reduce and prevent offending by children and young people and protect the public.
- The Community Safety Board – To develop strategies and oversee plans that aim to increase the sense of safety of the people of Surrey.
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Partnership Board – To direct and oversee the development and implementation of Surrey's 0-25 SEND Strategy.
- Early Help and Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Board – To oversee development and implementation of the MASH in Surrey and Surrey's Early Help system
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Strategy Group – To oversee the implementation and progress of the new CAMHS in Surrey.
Please see our strategic level visual representation of our children and young people's partnership landscape (PDF).
May 2016 update
Work is ongoing to develop a new 'Children and Young People's Partnership Plan' including holding the first coming together of the Children and Young People's Partnership Forum in July. This will be to review and refresh our partnership vision and outcomes, and begin shaping our priorities moving forward and how we can do things differently to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
The Children and Young People's Partnership for 2015-16
The Surrey Children and Young People's Partnership has always brought together those organisations and partnerships involved in providing services to children, young people and families, to design and deliver integrated services around the needs of all children and young people.
The partnership agreed a number of priorities for the Surrey Children and Young People's Partnership Plan 2014-2017 (PDF). The partnership refreshed these priorities in its action plan for 2015-16 (PDF). This identified six key priorities:
- Healthy Behaviours and Universal Prevention
- Early Help and Targeted Prevention
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
- Emotional wellbeing and mental health
- Shared Insight
For more information and analysis on the needs of children and young people in Surrey you can refer to the joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) children's analysis (PDF).