Key partnership-wide strategies are in place and the importance of improving outcomes for children and young people is widely recognised. This includes partnerships and services not specifically focused on children and young people.
Newcastle Children's ServicesÂ is officially among the best in the country after being rated 'excellent' by Ofsted in the annual Childrenâ€™s Services Assessment (CSA). Although it is called a Childrenâ€™s Services Assessment it is clearly a result of the work of all partners.
A copy of the letter is available to download on Ofstedâ€™s websiteÂ (external link)
Newcastle Plan for Children and Young People (NPCYP)Â 2009/10Â incorporates our final review of the NPCYP 2006/09 and our priorities and plan for 2009/10.
NPCYP is recognised as a delivery plan for the Sustainable Communities (SCS) and Local Area Agreement (LAA) 2008/11. The priorities of the NPCYP are aligned with the SCS as well as kep plans of other partnerships and agencies, such as Safe Newcastle and NHS Organisations.
A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) has been completed by Newcastle PCT and the Council and published as a shared online information resource for everyone who commissions, provides or uses health, social and children's services in the city.
Newcastle Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) oversees the Stay Safe outcome as well as being the statutory partnership for agreeing how organisations will co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do. The work of the NSCB fits within the wider context of Children's Trust arrangements that aim to improve the overall well being of all children.