Government consults on children's trust plans
Monday, November 16, 2009
The government is consulting on new regulations for children's trusts and Children and Young People's Plans.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families consultation has been published in response to the granting of Royal Assent this week for the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, which puts children's trust boards on a statutory footing.
The new legislation also gives responsibility for preparing, publishing, reviewing and revising Children and Young People's Plans to children's trust boards.
The consultation covers new guidance on the content of plans, their publication, and the people and bodies that must be consulted on plans.
The roles and responsibilities of the children's trust board are also covered in the consultation.
Children's minister Dawn Primarolo said: "Children and young people's plans - which will now be drawn up by children's trust boards - will become the yardstick by which the success of children's trusts is measured.
"They will show in one coherent document how all services, from schools and children's services to police and PCTs, can work together to improve children's lives and to demonstrate the commitment to every child and young person in the local area."
The consultation period will run until 29 January 2010.