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The future direction and goals for children and young people’s services in Kingston are being decided: Have your say

People in the borough are being asked to help develop a four-year plan for Kingston’s children and young people's services.

Launched this week (Monday 17 October), the consultation by Kingston Council supports the development of Kingston’s Children and Young People’s Plan 2017 to 2021, which will set out the future direction and goals for the service. 

The plan concerns children and young people up to the age of 19, young people with learning disabilities, and care leavers up to the age of 25.

People are being asked to give their views on five key values. These are:

  • Keeping children and young people safe and supported at home and school
  • Helping children and young people to be healthy and make good choices about their health
  • Ensuring children and young people enjoy life, do well in school and get involved in activities
  • Providing early help to children, young people and their families
  • Making sure services are right for families and work well

Kingston Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care and Health, Cllr Richard Hudson, said: 

“This is an opportunity for everyone to have their say and directly influence how children’s services are run in Kingston. If you have the wellbeing of the borough’s children at heart or are simply passionate about the quality of children’s services and think it’s important to give our young people the best start in life, then please make sure you engage with the council via this important consultation.

"We will translate and incorporate your thoughts, ideas and experiences into an action plan and together, we can change lives and improve outcomes for young people in Kingston.”