Children & Young People Strategic Group

Multi-agency partnership led by Clackmannanshire Council.

The Children and Young People Strategic Group is a multi-agency partnership led by Clackmannanshire Council.

It is responsible for setting out how the Single Outcome Agreement commitments in relation to children and young people and families are planned jointly and strategically, and it is the means by which the overall outcomes are evaluated.

The Children and Young People Strategic Group is committed, through the Integrated Children’s Services Action Plan, to establish a community engagement and communication framework to allow young people or their representatives to be involved and consulted on key decision and to help them make those decisions.

Key Priorities 

Through a process of evaluation, research and reference to national agendas, the partnership has identified its key priorities as:

  • Improving targeted series for vulnerable children and young people, especially in the area of child protection, ensuring young people get the help they need when they need it.
  • Reducing health inequalities for children and young people, especially those living in areas of deprivation Membership.

The Implementation Partnership is made up of representatives of;

  • Police Scotland
  • Children’s Reporter
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • Clackmannanshire Council
  • Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface

Realigning Children’s Services

Clackmannanshire Alliance is working to redesign services for Clackmannanshire’s children, as part of a new programme called Realigning Children’s Services.

We want to work with our local communities to design and deliver services that will make a real difference to children and their families and Realigning Children’s Services is an ambitious programme of significant transformational change designed to help services invest in early intervention to reduce the high level of resources invested in crisis intervention.

The programme is founded on the importance of data as evidence supported by other sources of information such as professional knowledge and knowledge gathered from parents and children themselves.


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