Children, Young People and Families

The Children and Families Partnership plans, commissions and delivers services that promote the health and wellbeing of children and families in Bristol.

Bristol’s Children, Young People and Families Strategy 2016 to 2020

This four year strategy covers all services for children, young people and families across the whole of Bristol.

It describes how the Children and Families Partnership will work together to make sure children, young people and their families are:

  • safe and nurtured
  • healthy and active
  • respected and involved
  • responsible and achieving

The priorities in the strategy address poverty and inequality and focus on:

  • emotional health and wellbeing
  • safe and inclusive communities
  • education, employment and skills
  • housing

Read Bristol’s Children, Young People and Families Strategy 2016 to 2020 (pdf, 732k) (opens new window) .

An action plan for the strategy is being developed by the Children and Families Partnership Board. It will be published here when it’s complete.

Related strategies

Several of our strategies, and those of our partners, link to Bristol’s Strategy for Children, Young People and Families.

You can see them in our strategy diagram (pdf, 242k) (opens new window) and they're linked to below:

Bristol Children and Families Partnership

The Children and Families Partnership brings together organisations from all areas of the city to work towards delivering the best outcomes for children and young people. 

It focuses on prevention and helping families early before they reach crisis point.

You can get the latest partnership news on Twitter: @bristolcfp

Children and Families Partnership Board

The Children and Families Partnership Board (CFPB) is the decision making group which plans, commissions and delivers services on behalf of Bristol Children and Families Partnership.

The board is responsible for developing and implementing the city-wide strategy to promote the health and wellbeing of children and families. It meets every two months.

Board members include senior leaders from Bristol City Council, Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group, Avon and Somerset Police, schools and the voluntary sector. 

See the full membership and  read the Terms of Reference (pdf, 199k) (opens new window)

Meeting minutes

The board also has four challenge groups which develop and deliver the action plan for Bristol’s Children, Young People and Families Strategy.

The challenge groups are:

Joint health outcomes: Ensuring an integrated approach to promoting and maintaining positive health and wellbeing.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND): Meeting the additional needs of children and young people aged 0 to 25.

Think Family: Promoting whole family working and leading multi-agency intelligence to predict and prevent.

Participation: Ensuring children and young people have a voice in the city.