Organisations in Cornwall have a long history
of working together to improve outcomes for children and young
people. In January 2009, Cornwall Children’s Trust formed with a
responsibility to oversee the implementation of the 2008 – 11
Children & Young People’s Plan.
Since the end of this plan the Children’s
Trust has been reorganised to deliver the Cornwall’s Children and
Young People’s Safeguarding and Improvement Plan for 2011/12.
Children’s Leadership Group
The CLG is the formal body that sets the
strategic direction for partnership working in Cornwall to improve
the wellbeing and safeguarding of all the children and young people
that live across the County. CLG oversee the implementation of the
strategic priorities identified in Cornwall’s Children and Young
People’s Safeguarding and Improvement Plan and guiding statute at
any given time. The strategic priorities can be found on the
The Terms of Reference for CLG can be accessed
The Children’s Trust will
still hold 3 meetings a year in addition to an annual conference,
to support the development of effective partnership working across
the county. These meetings are open to the wider Children’s Trust
& all stakeholders that have an interest in improving outcomes
for children & young people.
The meetings are as follows:
Monday 18th July: Delivering
Improved Outcomes of Children & Young People
Annual Conference: TBC
Safeguarding and looked after
children's services in Cornwall were rated inadequate by Ofsted
following an inspection in January 2011. As a result Cornwall
has an independently chaired Improvement Board to drive forward
positive change and monitor the performance of Cornwall’s Children
and Young People’s Safeguarding and Improvement Plan. Read more
about Inspection here including links to resources &
bite sized guides. The Terms of Reference for the Improvement Board
can be accessed here.
ensure that children and young people in Cornwall achieve the five
Every Child Matters outcomes, it is vital to have a children's
workforce that is skilled, well-led and supported by effective,
shared systems and processes. People in different parts of the
workforce need to be able to work well together across
institutional and professional boundaries, focused around the needs
of the child and young person. To find out more about workforce
reform in Cornwall click here.
Children, Education, Families Overview & Scrutiny
The Committee scrutinises and reviews
decisions made or actions taken by the Cabinet in relation to
issues including children’s services; youth service; student
services; family services; primary/secondary education; schools;
children’s health; children’s social care and adult
To find out more about the Committee click here.
here to access the public consultation search tool on the
Directgov website. For more information on the coordination of
responses to public consultation by Cornwall Council please contact
the Children's Trust Support Team.
For information on local consultations please click here.
Links to Strategic Partnership
Working in Cornwall
Visit the Future
Cornwall website to find out more about the strategic
partnerships in Cornwall & how they contribute to the effective
& efficient implementation of Future
Cornwall & the Isles of
Scilly Local Safeguarding & Children Board