‘It’s Everybody’s Plan’
As you may be aware the coalition Government has presented plans to review the structure of Children’s Trusts and their responsibilities. For more information please click here.
Greenwich Children’s Trust has now made a commitment, by 1st April 2011, to continue with their ongoing plans to develop a Children & Young People’s Plan covering 2011-14. For more information on the Greenwich Children’s Trust Board please click here.
The voluntary sector representative on the Greenwich Children’s Trust Board is a GAVS trustee, Robert Brooks of the Central Eltham Youth Project, he can be contacted on 020 8859 6644.
The Voluntary sector representative on the Children’s Services Strategic Partnership (CSSP) is Naomi Goldberg, Chief Executive of GAVS. She can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone – 020 8858 1363.
Following the March meeting of the Children’s Trust Board the following draft (attached) was released publicly for feedback
Background to Developing the new Plan
Children’s Trust partners have begun developing the new Children and Young People Plan.
The next stage will be to develop objectives that arise from these priorities and the needs analysis. The Children’s Trust Board has begun to shaping these and will be looking to engage all stakeholders in the Plan in the process of developing them. Further documents and consultation events are planned – GAVS will promote all opportunities for voluntary sector engagement and feedback via our website, bulletins and forums.
Groups are welcome to contact Chris Rees at GAVS by email (email@example.com) or on 0208 858 1363 at any point to discuss any aspect of the CYPP and the consultation process.
Please see below for a range of documents relating to the ongoing development of the CYP Plan. Unless otherwise stated these documents are in draft form and are open to comments and consultation.
Emerging findings from the needs analysis were presented by Children’s Services at the Voluntary Sector Young People’s Forum on the 24th June 2010. Feedback from the forum has been incorporated. If any groups would like to comment further on needs they have identified that are not reflected in the documents attached please contact Chris or Naomi at GAVS.
A framework for the new priorities was developed by the Greenwich Children’s Trust Board and agreed at their meeting in May. If any groups would like to comment further on the framework please contact Chris or Naomi at GAVS, or Robert Brooks.
A further document for consideration was developed following the Children’s trust away day in September.
This is a draft document outlining the makeup pf the new plan.
On 4th November Sheila Norris, on behalf of the Children’s Trust, gave a presentation and workshop for voluntary sector organisations on the CYP Plan.
Click here for the minutes of the CYP Plan Forum meeting on 4th November.
Feedback/comments on any aspect of the plan, and any of the documents here, can be fed back at the November Children’s Trust meeting, and the CSSP Meeting (also in November). Please send on any feedback you have either directly to Chris Rees at GAVS or to the reps from the CSSP or Children’s Trust Board. Forms can be downloaded below.
3. National Overview
At present the national Guidance for CYPP can be found here.
And guidance for Children’s Trusts here.
The current Greenwich CYPP (covering 2008-11) can be found here.
GAVS and Greenwich Children’s Services are holding an open consultation event for voluntary sector groups in Greenwich to discuss the forthcoming Children and Young People’s Plan.
The event will be held at the Clockhouse Community Centre (click here for location) on 4th November from 2-3pm.
If you are interested in attending please contact Chris Rees at GAVS. For more information on the process and background of the Greenwich CYPP please click here.
Our work with individuals, families and communities in Greenwich means that the voluntary, community and faith sector is a vital partner in contributing to the health and well-being of all residents. It therefore stands to reason that we play a key role in the development and implementation of an exciting new plan focused on Health and Well-Being of Greenwich residents: The Greenwich Health and Well-Being Strategy (2010 – 2015).
This plan has been developed jointly by the Council and NHS Greenwich and has been based largely on the recent findings of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), an assessment of the Health and Well- Being needs of Greenwich residents.
The JSNA identified 7 conditions that are a priority for Greenwich, with their causes and the challenges they bring. The conditions are: heart disease and stroke, diabetes, cancers (especially lung, breast and bowel), mental health (depression & anxiety, dementia, conduct disorder in children), respiratory health (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), bone and muscular health (including osteoporosis, falls and fractures), gastro intestinal health (peptic ulcers and cirrhosis).
In response the aim of the Greenwich Health and Well-Being Strategy is to improve the health and well-being of the whole Greenwich population and to close the health inequalities gap that exists within the borough. It has 10 objectives and 35 commitments which are intended to achieve these objectives.
The 10 Objectives within the Health and Well-Being Strategy
1. Securing the best health and well-being for children and young people (including vulnerable children)
2. Securing the best health and well-being for adults and older people (including vulnerable adults)
3. Improving the health and well-being of the most disadvantaged
4. Increasing life expectancy for men in Greenwich
5. Promoting the health and well-being of new populations in Greenwich
6. Ensuring public policy supports good health
7. Making healthy choices easier
8. Investing resources wisely and in partnership (commissioning & joint commissioning)
9. Communicating with the public (social marketing)
10. Developing the full potential of our workforce
Two year ‘action plans’ will accompany the plan and set out key actions against each commitment. The action plans will outline who is responsible for leading the actions, who else is involved, timescales, resources required and the outcomes that are to be improved.
The voluntary sector should play a role in carrying out these actions. It is expected that the strategy will help us not only to meet the needs of our users; but also to publicise and provide evidence of need for our services and activities. The Greenwich Health and Well-Being Strategy is currently in draft form. Please contact Pauline O’Hare at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to have a copy or to comment on its current form.
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