Children and Young People's Services

We asked you about your satisfaction with the range of services for children and young people. Over 75% of residents are satisfied with education and play areas.

  • primary education (83%)
  • pre-school education (82%)
  • play areas (81%)
  • secondary education (77%)
  • further education (75%)

Residents were least satisfied with the range (36%) and quality (38%) of activities for children aged 13-19.

Respondents felt that out of the 26 outcomes of the Children and Young People's Services Plan, the 5 most important outcomes were:

  • achieve to the best of their ability and enjoy learning new things (44%)
  • get a good job that earns them a living (41%)
  • feel safe where they live and in school (40%)
  • enjoy regular exercise and eat healthy food (38%)
  • avoid getting drunk, smoking or taking drugs (38%)

Parents prioritised the following outcomes:

  • achieve to the best of their ability and enjoy learning new things (52%)
  • feel safe where they live and in school (50%)
  • feel good about themselves and be emotionally strong (44%)
  • enjoy regular exercise and eat healthy food (38%)
  • get a good job that earns them a living (36%)
  • develop self-confidence and cope with changes (34%)

Council data and the views of stakeholders including children and young people and POP's parents/grandparents identified priorities including: child poverty, mental health and emotional well-being, tackling inequalities, social links and relationship and family issues.

Page last updated: 17 April 2019
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