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About Children and Families
Nottingham City Council works in partnership with a range of organisations to ensure that each child can have the best start in life.
There are estimated to be about 60,000 children and young people living in Nottingham. During term time there is also a significant student population aged between 19 and 22 years who attend the city's two universities, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent Univeristy.
Nottingham is a vibrant and multi-cultural city, but not everyone is able to benefit from all the opportunities it has to offer. We want all Nottingham's young people to have high aspirations and to realise their full potential.
Services provided by Nottingham City Council
Children and Families is the department of Nottingham City Council which is responsible for coordinating services for children, young people and families. We provide a huge range of services from universal services (such as schools) to targeted services (such as Children's Centres) and specialist services (such as children's social care services). Find out more by downloading the leaflet below, using the left hand menu or visiting the A to Z Directory of Services.
Working in partnership
On 1 April 2009, Nottingham Children's Partnership formally took responsibility for overseeing all services for children, young people and families in the city.
This is a local partnership that brings together a variety of organisations, which work together in order to improve children's lives and to deliver the best possible services for families.
Nottingham Children's Partnership acts as the Children's Trust for Nottingham, builds on previous joint-working and represents a new era of partnership working in the whole system of Children and Families. For more information visit the Nottingham Children's Partnership website.
All agencies are working to improve the five key outcomes for children and young people as set out by the government. These are:
- Stay safe
- Be healthy
- Enjoy and achieve
- Make a positive contribution
- Achieve economic well-being
Vision and priorities for Nottingham
We are ambitious for children and young people in Nottingham. Reducing deprivation, providing early support and a foundation for lifelong learning - these are just some of the pledges outlined in Nottingham's Children and Young People's Plan for 2008-11. For more information and to download a copy of the plan visit the Nottingham Children's Partnership website.
This important three year strategy sets out agencies' shared priorities - including Nottingham City Council, Health Trusts, the police, schools and voluntary organisations - which will make a difference to the lives of our city's children, young people and their families.