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Our Principles - Children's Services

  • Children and young people's needs are paramount - their wishes and feelings should be listened to and actively considered.
  • Emotional well-being is vital - children have the right to grow up in a loving, stable environment with positive and continuing relationships.
  • Equality of opportunity and respecting diversity is essential - every child should have the opportunity and support they need to fulfil their potential.
  • Inclusion is essential for all children and young people - policies and services will be sensitive to the individual needs and aspirations of every child and young person.
  • Children, young people and their families are empowered - so they are able to participate at the level they want through consultation and involvement in the design, delivery and evaluation of policies and services.
  • Children are safeguarded and protected - robust systems, skills and resources will be in place to support this.
  • High aspirations for all children and young people are encouraged - so that they have standards and pride in themselves and are enabled to promote and celebrate achievement.
  • Involving the community to achieve lasting improvement - and enable communities to meet the needs of children and young people locally and in a way that can be sustained.

Contact us


Children, Young People & Learning
Dolphin Centre
BH15 1SA