Lancashire Youth Policy
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
In Lancashire, there are 279,800 children and young people aged 19 and under, accounting for 23% of the total population. Children and young people are critical to the successful delivery of the county council's vision of helping our residents to make Lancashire the best place to live, work, visit and prosper.
The Lancashire Youth Policy will provide a guiding framework for partners and stakeholders, including underpinning principles and areas for action, to help ensure that young people:
- are at the heart of and part of our policy making;
- are better supported to achieve their full potential; and
- ensure that our engagement is best in class.
The county council cannot deliver this policy without the support of partners. Subject to the agreement of the principles and priorities for action, Officers will continue to engage with children and young people, and with partners, to agree system leads for those areas which do not naturally fall within existing children's services governance and programme arrangements. As a result of that continued engagement, there may be a need for some further refinement of the proposed actions identified.
This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.
The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.
Date of decision: 03/09/2020
Effective from: 09/09/2020