Strategies in North Yorkshire
Early Help Strategy
Launching in 2019 is the new Early Help strategy for North Yorkshire, in the strategy's foreward Janet Sanderson (Executive Member for Children and Young People's Service) and Stuart Carlton (Coporate Director of Children and Young People's Service) laid out the vision:
We are delighted to introduce the new Early Help strategy for North Yorkshire. It is the embodiment of our joint will as Partners to ensure that we work in the most effective, co-ordinated way as early as possible when children and families need our joint support and help. This strategy ensures the effective delivery of the key principles defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 which we all, as partners have a statutory responsibility to co-operate with and contribute to.
The strategy is just the beginning. We will need to work with partners to introduce and embed the framework, develop skills and knowledge in our workforce, and ensure practitioners are confident with the approach. I have no doubt that we will grow this slowly and considerably over time. At the heart of the strategy is a well-known practice model used throughout North Yorkshire already, so it will feel familiar to many partners. It builds on families’ strengths, keeps language simple, and is clear about goals and progress. This means we do things with children and families, not to them, whilst using the family and wider network of friends and others to develop and support plans.
The right support at the right time and place is our joint ambition. We want partners and practitioners to feel well supported, knowledgeable and able to meet the needs of children and families as early as possible.
We know this will take time, but it is the right thing to do.
County Councillor Janet Sanderson Stuart Carlton
Executive Member for CYPS Coporate Director of CYPS
View the Early Help Strategy
You can view the Early Help Strategy here (pdf/ 951 KB)
Additional supporting guidance documents:
How Early Help Will Support You & Your Family (pdf/ 2.7 MB)
Team Around a Family (TAF) - A Guide for Parents & Carer (pdf/ 1.2 MB)
Young and Yorkshire 2
The Young and Yorkshire 2 plan aims to improve the lives of children and young people living in North Yorkshire, as well as their families.
The plan has been written for all children, young people and their families in North Yorkshire, including families who may only recently have arrived here, such as service families, refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. It was written by the North Yorkshire Children’s Trust, a partnership that represents all the agencies working with children and young people across the county.
The plan covers:
- our vision and our approach to all we do for children and young people;
- the key considerations we will use to test we are truly making a difference;
- the outcomes we want to achieve for all children and young people; and
- priorities and actions.
View the Young and Yorkshire 2 Plan
You can view the Young and Yorkshire Plan here (pdf/ 7 MB)
It is also available in these alternative formats: