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What is a Children and Young People's Plan (CYPP)?
Children and young people are a vital part of Sunderland’s aspirations to be the UK’s most liveable city. The aim is to make Sunderland a city that children and young people want to invest their life in, a city that provides the lifestyle and the opportunities that they want for their future.
Part of that bigger picture is making sure that children and young people are given the skills and support that they need to take advantage of the opportunities that life in Sunderland can offer them. It means listening to what children and young people want and tailoring the services available to children and young people, in order to meet their needs.
In total, there are approximately 68,300 children and young people aged 0-19 in the city of Sunderland.
The purpose of the CYPP is:
- to set out a local vision of children’s services
- to identify outcomes which need to be improved
- to set out how improvements will be made
The Children’s Trust published the CYPP, which consists of a fifteen year commissioning strategy in April 2010, the ‘CYPP Strategy 2010–2025’ ( 1.30mb) and the first of five three year delivery plans, the ‘CYPP Delivery Plan 2010– 2013’ (1.95mb) complements this.
The CYPP covers:
- all children and young people aged 0-19
- those over 19 receiving services, including leaving care and
- those over 19 and under 25 with learning difficulties
The CYPP has six over-arching aims for the Sunderland Children's Trust to
encourage all services to think about how they can help to reduce child poverty and safeguarding children and young people in Sunderland. The aims are:
- Child Poverty: children and young people live in a comfortable environment where families are not subject to poverty, poor housing and work-less-ness
- Be Healthy: children and young people are empowered to make health life choices – to improve resilience to help children and young people make informed and health/safe choices and to develop coping strategies as well as being able to access effective and high quality health and social care services when the need arises
- Stay Safe: children and young people feel, and are, safe and secure at home, at school and in their community
- Enjoy and Achieve: children and young people enjoy their time at school and fulfil their potential – where children and young people learn in a cohesive and inclusive environment, enjoy and achieve through learning and contribute towards the city’s thriving learning culture
- Make a Positive Contribution: children and young people contribute towards the development of services for all people in the city – where children and young people give their views and are listened to, and are able to help Sunderland become a clean, green city
- Achieve Economic Well-being: children and young people are able to fulfil their potential – where children and young people are skilled and motivated and have lots of opportunities to progress their careers, helping Sunderland be an enterprising and productive global city with a strong and diverse community.
The delivery plan (2010-2013) which is the first of five three year strategies, sets out the 17 priorities for which the Trust and its partners have responsibility to deliver.
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