Lancashire Children, Young People and Families Partnership Board

The Children, Young People and Families Partnership Board was formed in 2019 and aims to ensure that children, young people and their families are safe, healthy and achieve their full potential.

It is a multi-agency board led by Lancashire County Council. The partnership board meets bi-monthly and works together with partners to achieve the five outcomes and priorities set out in its vision and purpose.

Vision and purpose

Five outcomes

  • Vulnerable children and young people are safe from harm and build resilience.
  • Children and young people achieve their full potential in education, learning and future employment.
  • Children and young people enjoy heathy lifestyles and know how to help others.
  • Children, young people and families have a voice in shaping the support they receive.
  • Children and young people live in Lancashire where they can enjoy a good quality of life, be happy and want to stay.

Five partnership priorities

  • Improve the environment in which children and young people live, learn and work.
  • Support children, young people and their parents to make healthy lifestyle choices and to build strong families, friendships and healthy relationships.
  • Provide children and young people with a good quality education and learning opportunity which matches their talents, ambitions and aims and enables a positive transition to adulthood.
  • Prevent the need for children to become looked after, and with compassion, step in when necessary to keep children and young people safe from harm.
  • Support children and young people to influence decision making and bring about positive change for themselves and others.

Five partnership ways of working

  • We will focus on the children, young people and families who need our support.
  • We will focus on strategic priorities which raise aspirations and enable people to work locally to build on the strengths of people and their communities.
  • We will build on what works well.
  • We will collaborate and share information.
  • We will provide critical challenge to improve practice and outcomes.

Five partnership measures of impact against our greatest challenges

  • Improve the healthy life expectancy for children and young people.
  • Increase the number of children who achieve a good level of development at the end of the reception year.
  • Increase the number of 16-17 year olds in education, employment or training.
  • Show clear evidence of improved outcomes as a result of family participation.
  • Ensure the right number of children are in the care of the council.


Chair: Edwina Grant OBE, Executive Director of Education and Children's Services, Lancashire County Council

  • Lancashire County Council
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • Independent Scrutineer for Children's Safeguarding Assurance Partnership (CSAP)
  • Education
  • District Councils



Partnership board meetings dates

  • 3 February 2020, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • 27 April 2020, 2pm to 4pm
  • 8 June 2020, 1.30pm to 3.20pm
  • 3 August 2020, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • 19 October 2020, 1pm to 3pm
  • 15 December 2020, 1pm to 3pm