Walsall Children & Young People's Partnership

Our Vision

Our vision of ‘Better together for children’ reflects our ambition for children which will be achieved by working with all of our partners to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people in Walsall.

Our Partnership

The work of the partnership is overseen by the Children and Young People’s Board whose membership includes:

  1. Lead Member for Children’s services (Chair)
  2. Director of Children’s Services
  3. Public Health Consultant lead for children
  4. Clinical Commissioning Group lead for nursing
  5. Police
  6. Primary, Nursery and Special Schools  Forum representative
  7. Secondary Schools Forum representative
  8. Chair Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
  9. Adults Services  
  10. Training Providers Forum
  11. National Probation Service West Midlands
  12. Walsall College
  13. Walsall Healthcare Trust

The Children and Young People’s Partnership works closely with Walsall Safeguarding Children Board (Link) and the Health and Well-Being Board (Link) to ensure that plans, resources and service delivery arrangements are aligned to offer the best possible support for children, young people and their families in Walsall.

Our Objectives and Priorities

To achieve our vision, Walsall Children and Young People’s Partnership has identified four objectives:

All children will be:

  • Safe and Supported
  • Healthy and Well
  • Aspiring and Attaining
  • Able to make successful transition to adulthood

Each objective will help all children to become socially included:

Each year the Board reviews its priorities and develops action plans to provide a focus for improvement. Currently there are 8 Priorities with delivery plans attached to our Children and Young People’s Plan:

  • Supporting the most vulnerable families to provide the best start in life for children
  • Ensuring that children maintain a healthy weight
  • Reducing the harm caused by child sexual exploitation including children missing from school, care and home
  • Greater diversity of choice for learning, training and employment for young people
  • Supporting the transition into adulthood for children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities by creating single ‘through life’ plans
  • Promoting pride in the achievements of the children and young people of Walsall
  • Better communication between frontline staff in all agencies that support children and families
  • Reducing the impact of child poverty

Please refer to our terms of reference (MS Word 180KB).

Our Plan for improvement

The Walsall Children and Young People’s Plan 2013-2016 (PDF 116KB) was agreed by the Children and Young Peoples Partnership Board.

Each of our priorities is supported by a delivery plan which sets out how we will achieve our objectives:

Needs assessment

We regularly review the needs of children and young people to ensure our strategies are addressing the most important issues. Four documents provide the basis for our needs assessment:

  1. View Walsall Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2013
  2. Chimat Health Profile (PDF 227KB)

Contact us

Darrell Harman
Head of Commissioning
Walsall Children's Services
Walsall Council
The Council House
Lichfield Street

Telephone 01922 658320
Email harmand@walsall.gov.uk