This board meets quarterly.

The children and young people's partnership is an alliance of leaders of organisations from across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area, that support children and young people to stay safe and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Its mission is to bring together representatives of everyone involved in supporting and safeguarding children and young people in the BCP area. To focus on improving outcomes for all with particular focus on effecting positive changes for the life chances of the most vulnerable. To achieve this through fostering collaboration through system leadership and holding each other to account.

We want to ensure that all children and young people are:

  • Fulfilled - children and young people have the opportunities and are supported to achieve their full potential in education, learning and future employment
  • Happy - children and young people can enjoy healthy lifestyles and make positive choices
  • Included - children and young people are accepted as valued members of society enabling them to achieve within, and contribute to, the wider community
  • Resilient - children and young people are supported to be resilient in the face of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know that by working together, we can change children and young people's lives for the better more effectively. The partnership brings together a range of partners including:

  • Education
  • Local authority
  • Health
  • Voluntary and community sector

Get Involved

We are looking for a VCS Involvement Partner to sit on the networks and forums to feed up to the strategic boards. The VCS Involvement Partner will be fully supported by CAN and will have access to our support, expertise and advocacy – along with our extensive contacts, enabling easy dissemination of information and the use of CAN Networks and forums ensuring they are well informed. To read more about our vision for community led VCS representation and find out about becoming a VCS Involvement Partner, follow the link below. 

VCS Involvement Partners