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Issue details

Children and Young People in Care: York’s New Strategy 2016-2020

Purpose of Report: Children and young people in care are a priority group for the Council and its partners. This paper introduces the new Children in Care Strategy 2016-20 and seeks Council endorsement of the strategy which has been developed on the basis of consultation and input from children and young people in care, council colleagues and multi-agency partners.

The Executive will be asked to

·         recommend Council endorsement of the Children in Care Strategy 2016 – 2020.

·         recommend Council note the introduction of new strategic partnership arrangements and strengthened leadership to ensure the progress and delivery of the strategy.



Due to the volume of items to be considered at the June Executive, this issue has been slipped to the 14 July Executive.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/05/2016

Decision due: 14/07/16 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities

Department: Directorate of Children, Education and Communities

Contact: Judy Kent, Children's Trust Unit Manager, ACE 01904 554039 Email: judy.kent@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Extensive consultation underpinned the development of the strategy, ensuring that children in care and care experienced children and young people were fully involved in its development, along with a wide range of colleagues in different roles across council services and partner organisations. Drafts were tabled for feedback at key forums including the Corporate Parenting Board and the YorOK Board.

Consultees: children and young people in care, council colleagues, colleagues from partner agencies, York Area Foster Care Association, YorOK Board, Corporate Parenting Board, Multi Agency Looked after Children Partnership

Making Representations: Contact report author


Agenda items


  • Children and Young People in Care: York’s New Strategy 2016-2020  


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