The aim of this document is to set out the Gwynedd Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership’s vision for promoting the welfare and rights of the county’s children and young over the next three years.
The aim of the plan is to help children and young people:
- To get the best start in life
- To learn and gain skills
- To be healthy
- To have the opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves
- To have their say
- To live in safe homes and communities
- To look forward to a good future
The plan sets out which areas will be prioritised by the Gwynedd Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership including support for parents and families; education and learning opportunities; mental health and emotional well-being and protecting those vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
Iwan Trefor Jones, chairman of the Gwynedd Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership, said:
“Ensuring that every child and young person living in Gwynedd has access to the best opportunities in life is a priority to us.
“Launching Our Plan is therefore another important step forward in our work of making sure that all the county’s children are treated fairly and justly.”
The plan is based on the findings of extensive research carried out by the partnership on the needs of children and young people in Gwynedd, as well as the hopes and ambitions of children themselves.
Stringent monitoring will measure the success of the scheme against the work programme set out in the document.
The plan also includes Our Rights - the Gwynedd Children and Young People’s Charter of Rights, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of every under-25 year-old in the county.
The event at the Eisteddfod also included the launch of Wythnos Ni - the first Gwynedd Children and Young People’s Week which will showcase a series of activities celebrating youngsters’ achievements and ambitions, to be held in November 2009.
Copies of Our Plan and Our Rights are available on the website www.gwynedd-ni.org.uk