The Children’s Services Strategic Partnership (CSSP)

Our Partnership vision of ‘North Ayrshire – A Better Life’ is about championing and developing the positive aspects of life in North Ayrshire, whilst also tackling poverty and disadvantage in all of its forms.

The Children’s Services Strategic Partnership (CSSP) is responsible for delivering against the Community Planning Partnership theme of “A Thriving North Ayrshire – Children and Young People” and working towards our ambition to ensure children have the best start in life and for North Ayrshire to be the best place in Scotland to grow up.

The CSSP meets quarterly and is currently chaired by the Director of the Health and Social Care Partnership and includes members from

  • North Ayrshire Council
  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration
  • Children’s Panel
  • Third Sector, and
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The partnership provides a strategic lead in the delivery and monitoring of the ‘Getting it Right For You’ 2016-20 North Ayrshire’s Children’s Services Plan.

The CSSP has various sub groups. The subgroups are –

  • Youth Services – Whole Systems Approach
  • Children’s Services Providers’ Forum
  • Corporate Parenting
  • Children’s Services Improvement Board

Sub Groups report on a regular basis to the Children’s Services Strategic Partnership on their progress in delivering the promises in the Children’s Services Plan.

The partnership reports to the CPP Board, the CPP Senior Officers Group, North Ayrshire Council Cabinet, Health & Social Care Partnership Integrated Joint Board, and NHS Ayrshire & Arran Board as appropriate.

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