York’s Children and Young People in Care Strategy sets out our collective vision, ambition and aspirations for children in care; that children in care are happy and healthy, safe and protected and supported each step of the way to adult life. It relates to all children and young people in the care of City of York Council including those placed outside the city, care leavers, children placed for adoption, children subject to special guardianship arrangements or child arrangement orders and children on the edge of care. The strategy also incorporates our Corporate Parenting Strategy.
The strategy was developed following extensive consultation and reflects the priorities of children and young people in care. It sets out six strategic themes that are deliberately intended to inspire and challenge, nine strategic outcomes which provide a comprehensive framework within which we will progress and deliver our strategy, and the actions and projects that we will undertake to achieve our strategic ambition for children in care.
The new Strategic Partnership for Children in Care provides strategic leadership across agencies responsible for commissioning and providing services for children in care and is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the strategy and for ensuring that progress is made in improving outcomes for children in care.