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Children, young people and learning
About this theme
This theme partnership also represents North Tyneside's 'Children's Trust' arrangements.
All work in children's services is done with the aim of improving the life chances of children and young people; and the involvement of them in planning and reviewing services. Services will increasingly be designed to prevent children and young people becoming socially excluded.
North Tyneside has four area children's strategy groups covering the four areas of the borough:
- north west
- south west
- north east
- south east
These groups are a way of analysing local needs, working with children and parents to determine priorities and produce local action plans.
Additionally, this partnership is responsible for providing learners of all ages with access to high quality education and training, irrespective of where they live in the borough. Providers work in partnership to co-ordinate action to address cradle-to-grave learning issues; and encourage wider participation in education and training.
The learning elements are divided into three:
- pre-birth to age 13
- age 14-19
- adult education and skills
Children, Young People and Learning Board
- Chair: Jean Griffiths, Head of Children, Young People and Learning, North Tyneside Council
- Co-ordinator: Mark Taylor, Senior Commissioning Manager, North Tyneside Council
The group includes representatives from:
- Children's Fund
- North Tyneside Council
- North Tyneside Primary Care Trust
- Older People's Forum, Age Concern
- Tyne Metropolitan College