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.

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.

Learning elements

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: Mark Longstaff, Head of Commissioning and Asset Management, North Tyneside Council
  • Co-ordinator: Mark Taylor, Strategic Commissioning Manager, North Tyneside Council

The group includes representatives from:

  • Barnardos
  • North Tyneside Schools
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Clinical Commissioning Group
  • North Tyneside Primary Health Care Trust
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Tyne Metropolitan College

The CYPL Partnership Board is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Children and Young People's Plan 2021-25 -

For 3 main themes of the Children and Young People's Plan are Ready for School, Ready for Work and Life and Safe, Supported and Cared For.