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Monday, 21 November 2016

Children and Young Peoples Partnership - Update on Current Situation

The Children and Young Peoples Partnership - Update on Current Situation

As some of you will be aware, the implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act led to the introduction of the new Powys Regional Partnership Board in April 2016; which combines the partnership responsibilities previously held by the Health & Social Care Integrated leadership Board and the Children and Young Peoples Partnership. This has led to a need for various changes in partnership arrangements and groups which is ongoing.

Also, this period has seen the creation of a new grouping, the Children's Services Transformation Board. This is a purely PCC body (albeit one to which some partners are invited) that has oversight of changes to internal service arrangements by PCC Children's Services.

Whilst the work initiated and supported by the Children and Young Peoples Partnership has continued during this time, the Partnership itself has not met for some months. This is because proposals for new arrangements are currently being developed by Partnership officers for the future role of the Partnership and/or its functions. PAVO anticipates that these proposals will be tabled for consideration at the next meeting of the Regional Partnership Board on 16 December 2016.

The Children and Young Peoples Partnership has over the years performed a valuable role in developing a multi-agency approaches and practices to address the needs of children and young people and PAVO considers that it is essential that any new or revised arrangements allow this approach to continue and to be strengthened.

Once the proposals for new partnership arrangements are shared with the Regional Partnership Board PAVO will be seeking your views and response to them.

In the meantime if you have any questions or comments please feel to contact us on 01597 822 191 or

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