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Children's Strategic Partnership

Established in 2016 the Children’s Strategic Partnership strives to ensure that all children and young people:

  • are safe from harm
  • do well at all levels of learning and have the skills for employment and for life
  • are able to choose healthy lifestyles
  • are happy and have fun growing up
  • have a voice and are able to influence decisions that affect them

The Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) 2017-2022 reflects the aspirations of our new partnership and is informed by the current and anticipated needs of children, young people and families in our city.

Whilst this CYPP covers the period 2017-2022 we anticipate that the actions will be achieved in the first one of two years. Therefore the action plan will be reviewed annually to assess the impact on the lives of children, young people and families and new actions will be developed accordingly.

The partnership consists of:

  • Sunderland City Council 
  • Together for Children
  • Sunderland Safeguarding Children’s Board
  • Sunderland City Council – Children’s Service Portfolio Lead
  • Sunderland City Council – Deputy Children’s Service Portfolio Lead
  • Sunderland City Council - Public Health: Children and Young People Lead
  • Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Northumbria Police
  • City Hospitals and South Tyneside NHSFT
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust 
  • Sunderland City College
  • Primary school representative
  • Secondary school representative
  • Voluntary & Community Sector representative – Voluntary & Community Action Sunderland

For further information on the work of Sunderland Children’s Strategic Partnership please contact jane.hibberd@sunderland.gov.uk