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
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.
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:
- Accessibility strategy (pdf, 1.1MB) (opens new window)
- Bristol Child exploitation strategy (pdf, 272k) (opens new window)
- Bristol Housing Strategy
- Bristol Safeguarding Children Board
- Bristol Youth Council and Youth Mayors
- Carers Strategy
- Children missing from home or care (pdf, 680k) (opens new window)
- Corporate Parenting Strategy and Pledge
- Emotional Health and Wellbeing Plan
- Health and Wellbeing Strategy
- Healthy lives, healthy futures
- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
- Learning City
- Our journey together: strategic priorities for young people in Bristol (pdf, 1.9MB) (opens new window) (pdf, 1.9MB) (opens new window)
- Oral Health Promotion Strategy
- Perinatal mental health
- Safer Bristol
- SEND Strategic Vision (pdf, 312k) (opens new window)
- Sport and active recreation strategy
- Tuberculosis strategy
As of October 2017, the Accessibility Strategy is subject to full Governance agreement.
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.
- CFPB meeting minutes 21 September 2017 (pdf, 65k) (opens new window)
- CFPB meeting minutes 13 July 2017 (pdf, 72k) (opens new window)
- CFPB meeting minutes 11 May 2017 (pdf, 76k) (opens new window)
- CFPB meeting minutes 8 March 2017 (pdf, 69k) (opens new window)
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.
Planning of local Children’s Centre services: questionnaire results
A questionnaire specific to families with children under 5 years of age was circulated to Bristol families in 2016.
The responses to the questionnaire have now been analysed:
This information will be used to help the planning of local Children’s Centre services to meet the needs of families.
To find and register for a Children's Centre go to our Children's Centre page.