Plan refresh 2021

Worcestershire is developing a new Children and Young People’s Plan and we want you to get involved…


We want Worcestershire to be a wonderful place to grow up in, putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

We believe it is important that children and young people:

  • are safe from harm
  • reach their full potential
  • live happy, healthy and fun filled lives
  • are a positive voice in their communities

We have listened to feedback from partner organisations about the things children, young people, their parents and carers are concerned about, including COVID-19. 

Andy Roberts, Cabinet member with responsibility for Children and Families, said:

“It is time to refresh Worcestershire’s Children and Young People Plan ready for September 2021. We are proud of the work we have done to respond to what children, young people, parents and carers told us was important back in 2017 and we are keen to hear how you are feeling now. In Worcestershire we work to make sure children and young people are at the heart of everything we do so I really hope you will share your thoughts, views, hopes and wishes with us now.”

We have created a survey to find out more about the priorities which will impact on the new plan going forward.

Fill out the survey (opens in a new window)

Now it’s time to HAVE YOUR SAY! 

The previous plan ran from 2017 to 2021. The key outcomes were:

Outcome 1: Are safe from harm

  • there is a decrease in the number of children and young people with a repeat child protection plan
  • there is an increase in the percentage and timeliness of children who are looked after that are in permanent homes (placements)

Outcome 2: Reach their full potential

  • there is an increase in the percentage of children with a good level of development in early years
  • improve educational outcomes and positive destinations for all children and young people
  • there is a decrease in achievement gaps at all stages

Outcome 3: Make a positive contribution in their communities

  • surveys of children and young people's views: are they having fun and having a positive influence in their communities?
  • there is a decrease in the number of first time entrants into the youth justice system

Outcome 4: Live happy, healthy and fun filled lives

  • there is an increase in children, young people and parental satisfaction with emotional well-being or mental health services
  • there is an improvement of health outcomes and closing of inequalities gap

Outcomes from the plan were monitored by the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) Board and a review of progress has been presented to the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWBB).