Representing the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) working with children and young people in B&NES. The Children Young People’s
Network provides it's members with relevant information to ensure that the sector is informed and kept
up to date with legislation and developments at a local and national level. The Network aims to raise the profile of the sector in delivering and sustaining services for children and young people in B&NES.
Next Network Meeting – Wednesday 14th March 10–12pm
Stone King Solicitors will be joining us to give an update on Charity Law and we will also have a tour of the available facilities for member groups as part of the Elmhurst Foundation'd public benefit program.
Venue: Combe Grove Hotel, Monkton Combe, Bath
Reports and resources from previous meetings can be found in the Meeting Archive.
E-bulletins – The Network produces a monthly e-bulletin of Local, Regional and National news, comment, resources, funding streams, etc. Please find our latest issue here:
Receive our bulletin. If you represent a Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) group working in B&NES and would like to receive the e-bulletin please contact the Network Co-ordinator email@example.com.
Previous bulletins can be found in our Network News Archive.
Part of the work of the Children and Young People’s Network is to ensure that the voice of the Voluntary and Community Sector is represented at strategic level around planning, implementation and monitoring of services against the Every Child Matters outcomes for B&NES. The Children and Young Peoples Network have representatives on a number of boards and are frequently asked to participate in short-term working groups for new strategy.
Children & Young People's Subgroup of Health & Wellbeing Board
Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
Emotional Health & Wellbeing Board
SEND Strategy Group
Early Help Board
Healthy Weight Strategy Group
14 – 25 Strategy Group – now incorporates a number of work-streams, including parenting strategy.
Parenting Strategy Group (sub group of above)
Third Sector Group
Representatives details can be found in the Members Manual below (opens in new window).
If you have any comments or issues you would like to be raised at following meetings, please contact the Reps concerned
Current Focus. We are currently supporting two researchers exploring the potentail benefits and opportunities for collaboration within the network.
We continue to work on extending our collaboration with other networks and agencies and raising the awareness of the professionalism and impact of VCS services locally. Our representatives also continue to feed our views into the development of new strategies e.g. Early Help, Children's workforce reform strategy and charging policies and responses to current issues such as online safeguarding, mental health, etc.
Children and Young People's Plan for 2018-21. Feed into the new strategy - have your say!
The Children and Young People's Network organise four network meetings per year and produce a monthly e-bulletin. Our Network Co-Ordinator is contactable by telephone or email to provide advice and information to groups and individuals Please contact on 01225 832 479 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would be interested in finding our more about becoming a Network Representative, please view the Representative Job Description and Representative Agreement Form or contact Gilly Samuddin on 01225 832 479. N.B. This is a voluntary post.