Children's services principles

  • children and young people's needs are paramount: their wishes and feelings should be listened to and actively considered
  • emotional wellbeing 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
Page last updated: 19 March 2019
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