Children & Young People's Network (CYPN)


Through partnership and representation The Children & Young People’s Network aims to inform, raise the profile and empower the sector to improve the lives of the children & young people in B&NES they work with.


It supports organisations to network and maintain up to date knowledge about issues that affect their work as well as supporting representation from the voluntary and community sector to be involved in decision making on strategic level boards within B&NES.


It's FREE to join our free network - join here!


  • You will receive a monthly E-bulletin containing: Local news and events as well as training, collaboration and fundraising opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to share ideas and raise awareness of your service
  • Link up with colleagues from across the VCS in B&NES
  • To work collaboratively with other VCS organisations working with children on campaigns, strategy and funding bids
  • Take part in communities of practice relevant to your work
  • Participate in Free Training awareness sessions



CYPN Research Project 

The Children Young People’s Network commissioned a research project at the start of 2018 looking at how our Network can be supported to work together more collaboratively.

Various groups were interviewed as part of the process and we have been given some really useful pointers for improving collboration across the Voluntary sector. If you would like to read the finished report please download it here! 


Children and Young People's Plan  2018-21.  The Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) describes how B&NES’s Children and Young People's sub group of the Health and Wellbeing Board and its partner agencies,  will provide the best joint approach to delivering services for children and young people. CYPN members contributed to the production of this in September 2017


Plan on a page: B&NES' plan, outcomes, priorities and vision set out on a page.

Useful B&NES documents

The Health and Wellbeing Board assessed the health and wellbeing needs of people in B&NES (adults, young people & children) through the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment process. You can find out more about the Bath and North East Somerset Joint Strategic Needs Assessment at


Health & Wellbeing strategy 2015-19


Caroline Haworth is the CYPN Representative on the CYP sub group of the HWB board (health & wellbeing board)


One of the three outcomes of the CYPP 'Children and young people are healthy' includes promoting emotional health, and the prevention and treatment of mental illness.

Local partners have agreed a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Transformation Plan, which is available to download:


BaNES Transformation Plan November 2019 DRAFT


Cheryl Unthank is the CYPN representative on the EHWB (Emotional Health and wellbeing board)

Bath & North East Somerset Community Safety & Safeguarding Partnership (BCSSP) is a multi-agency partnership developed in 2019. B&NES redefined its’ safeguarding arrangements to look more holistically at how the needs of children, adults at risk, families and the wider communities could be met. Mindful of what was working well whilst recognising the need for continuous development, the unique Community Safety and Safeguarding Partnership was constructed which merged the work of safeguarding children, safeguarding adults and community safety.


B&NES Community Safety & Safeguarding Partnership (BCSSP) strategic plan 2021 - 24

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