Working Together

Organisations in Cornwall have a long history of working together to improve outcomes for children and young people. In January 2009, the Cornwall Children’s Trust was formed with a responsibility to oversee the implementation of the Children and Young People’s Plan.

Children's Trust Board (CTB)

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The Children's Trust Board (CTB) is the formal body that sets the strategic direction for partnership working in Cornwall to improve the wellbeing and safeguarding of all the children and young people that live across the County and acts as the Children's Trust Board. The Children's Trust Board oversees the implementation of the strategic priorities identified in Cornwall’s Children and Young People’s Safeguarding and Improvement Plan and guiding statute at any given time.

For each Portfolio area of Cornwall Council, there is an Overview and Scrutiny Committee. They provide support and challenge to the portfolio holders. Each Scrutiny Committee has 10 non executive members and is chaired by a nominated councillor who is not the portfolio holder. These committees enable councillors to participate more widely in policy development and performance management. They also provide an opportunity to have discussions on work undertaken by Councillors through partnerships and other organisations the Council is involved with. Directors and other chief officers may also attend as and when requested.

Members of the Scrutiny Committee can ask questions of the portfolio holder as can members of the public . The Committees provide an opportunity to put issues on the full Council agenda and will act as the hub for the majority of business associated with the specified portfolio responsibilities.

The Children and Young People's Overview and Scrutiny Committee information can be accessed via the Cornwall Council website.

The Public Sector Group is responsible for delivering the Joint Framework for Action, the high level expression of commitment to Future Cornwall, the sustainable community strategy. This includes the long term vision for Cornwall and shorter term goals, including public sector transformation and efficiency priorities.

The Local Safeguarding Children Board is a partnership made up of senior representatives from several organisations and agencies which include the Local Authority, the Council of the Isles of Scilly, the Police, the Health Service, Youth Offending Service, local Probation Service, the Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service and others

School Messenger is Cornwall Council's agreed system for how we communicate information to schools.  It is the secure area of the Cornwall Council website designed for schools to access communications and information from Cornwall Council and its statutory agency partners. Its purpose is to reduce bureaucracy for schools and improve communications.  Further information on the website can be found on the School Messenger page.

Further information on schools including school type and contact details can be found on the Cornwall Council website.

You will find information on the multi agency training that is provided by all of the partners that are members of Cornwall Children's Trust.  Information on each course including booking details are available on each page.

Together for Families is a multi agency programme that aims to engage and support families that experience multiple and complex challenges.

Taking a Whole Family approach, the programme brings together a range of new and existing services that can help families overcome challenges and work towards their own positive outcomes.   The Governance of the Together for Families programme is through Cornwall Council's Health and Well Being Board. Find out more about Together for families.