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 27 September 2017 from 10:00 - 12:30. We will be discussing our collective response to the new Children & Young People's Plan consultation with senior B&NES personel in charge of developing the new plan and associated strategies. Venue: Odd Down Community Centre, Odin's Rd, Bath BA2 2TL. Bookings and Information: Network@bathareaplayproject.co.uk
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 Network@bathareaplayproject.co.uk.
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 consulting members on ideas to feed into the development of the new Children & Young People's Plan for B&NES 2018 - 21. We are also looking at ways to develop some independent support for the sector locally. 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 continue to feed our views into the development of new strategy e.g. Early Help, Parenting and Neglect Strategies 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 regular e-bulletin (which can also be delivered by post). Our Network Co-ordinator is available on the telephone and via email to provide advice and information to groups and individuals and can be contacted on 01225 832 479 or Network@bathareaplayproject.co.uk.
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 Hannah Whitrow on 01225 832 479. N.B. This is a voluntary post.