This is a forum for partners to develop a strategic and coherent plan for working together to improve outcomes and experiences for children, young people and families in Lambeth.

Terms of Reference

The Children's Partnership Board leads on the delivery of the Our Children, Our Future, a children and young people's plan for Lambeth.

The key themes we're working towards with our partners include:

  • a new approach to ensuring children get a better start: looking again at our offer to parents and children from conception to age 5 drawing in maternity services, children’s centres, health visiting and early education
  • a new offer for Young Lambeth: designing the next phase of our approach to supporting young people; drawing in youth and play, support for young people at risk, individuals and groups within the community
  • early help in Lambeth: developing a coherent intelligence-led early help offer across all key partners to ensure that we identify early those children whose needs are likely to escalate and deliver evidence-based approaches to promote resilience and wellbeing
  • special educational needs and disabilities: ensuring a coherent approach among partners, driving improvements and working towards greater collaboration and integration.

Functions of the Children's Partnership Board

We will develop a brief and focused strategic partnership plan which sets out how we will work together on each of these issues to ensure we:

  • develop a shared set of priorities and objectives
  • gather evidence about good practice and innovation from elsewhere
  • develop an agreed strategy for delivery, including a clear offer, pathway or commissioning model
  • look towards pooling resources to support more coherent delivery
  • collectively lead and manage delivery of agreed strategies.

Membership

  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSST)
  • Henry Fawcett Primary School
  • Lambeth Clinical Commission Group (CCG)
  • Lambeth College
  • Lambeth Council
  • Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP)
  • Loughborough Federation
  • Metropolitan Police
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM)
  • St Anne’s RC Primary School
  • St Gabriel's College

Meetings

Partnership meetings take place on a quarterly basis.