Children and Young People’s Trust Board
The strategic vision and direction for the Trust is determined by the Children and Young People’s Trust Board. The Trust Board, which is statutory, is underpinned by section 10 of the Children Act 2004 which states that local authorities and their partners must cooperate to improve well-being for children in their local area.
The Trust Board serves two functions:
- Strategic: setting the vision for the Trust; monitoring performance; having oversight of local resources and setting the direction of commissioning; and
- Executive: making collective decisions to ensure that the strategic vision is implemented, joint planning, directly managing borough wide resources, performance and inter-agency delivery
Children and Young People’s Trust
The Children and Young People’s Trust brings together all of the organisations that deliver services for children and young people aged 0-19, and up to 25 years for those with learning difficulties, in the Borough.
Children's Services - Integrated Working
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Links with the Local Strategic Partnership and thematic partnerships
The Trust Board is a thematic partner of the Local Strategic Partnership which provides the setting for partners in the locality to work together to improve services in the borough. It provides the strategic direction for the priority ‘Growing up in Richmond upon Thames’ set out in the Community Plan (add link) and for improving the performance of key areas agreed in the Local Area Agreement (add link).
Links with the Local Safeguarding Children Board
The Trust Board has close links with the Richmond upon Thames Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) , ensuring that safeguarding is considered in all decisions. The independent chair of the LSCB is also a member of the Trust Board, and provides impartial challenge, ensuring that safeguarding is paramount in decision making.
Membership of the Trust Board
Members of the Trust board are made up of senior officers from organisations who commission services for children and young people. Officers who provide services for children and young people sit on the board as observers.
Meetings of the Trust Board
The Trust Board meets six times a year to take forward the delivery of the Children and Young People’s Plan.