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2005 Childrens Trust

Joined-Up Thinking Leading To Joined- Up Services…

The most far-reaching programme of change for children’s services for more than fifty years is being introduced by your County Council.

In a radical exercise of ‘joined-up thinking’, the government has recognised that the many groups and departments, both government and voluntary, who serve children and young people and their families, need to work together to provide effective services. They are determined to prevent any child ‘falling through the net’ of social services, as in the tragic case of Victoria Climbié.

The needs of the ‘customer’ are to come first – with a single point of entry to services, teams of professionals combining their skills and expertise, and many services available in one place, in the centre of the community.

To achieve this, all service-providers - the County Council, District Councils, Strategic Health Authority, Primary Care Trusts, Schools, Learning and Skills Council, Youth Offending Team, the Police, and Voluntary and Community organisations - are to come together to develop a single county- wide plan under the Children’s and Young People’s Trust Board.

An Interim Trust Board for Wiltshire has already been set up, and the first Children and Young People’s Plan is to be produced by April 2006, initially with a limited scope. Within the next year, the permanent Trust Board will be established to develop a full, long- term Plan for April 2007.

The Children’s Trust will make it easier to see the whole picture – both on an individual level, as the needs of the ‘whole person’ are met, and at a strategic level, leading to a greater focus on prevention than cure. The long-term aim is to stop problems arising in the first place, to enable each child to fulfil their potential.

Children and young people will be involved and consulted at every stage, and communities gradually empowered to solve their own problems, as voluntary and governmental organisations work together in one seamless whole…