Issue details

Lancashire Youth Policy

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 3 Sep 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Lead director: Executive Director of Education and Children's Services

Contact: Dave Carr, Head of Service Policy, Information & Commissioning (Start Well) Email: Tel: 01772 532066.


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