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Have Your Say on the Future of Children and Young People in Neath Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot Council is urging people to have their say on a proposed new Children and Young People’s Plan.

Have Your Say on the Future of Children and Young People in Neath Port Talbot

The draft plan has been developed with partners to ensure the needs of children and their families are met through providing support services that work best for them. It sets out how the council will work in partnership to ensure all children & young people, regardless of their circumstances, are part of a community that meets their needs and supports them to thrive.

It will consist of focusing on the following five priorities over the next five years:

PRIORITY 1- Supporting children to be healthy and ready to learn.

PRIORITY 2 - Children, young people and their families are able to access the right support at the right time

PRIORITY 3 - Children and young people can access education that inspires them to learn and develop the skills they need for the future they want.

PRIORITY 4 - Children and young people are listened to, and they have opportunities to be actively involved in decision-making.

PRIORITY 5 - All children and young people should be supported to help themselves be physically healthy and feel mentally and emotionally strong.

Councillor Nia Jenkins, Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Early Years, said:  “Your input is crucial in shaping the final version of the Children and Young People’s Plan.

“By participating in the consultation process, you can ensure that the priorities, outcomes, and actions outlined in the plan accurately reflect the needs of our community.

"Your feedback will play a vital role in guiding our efforts towards ensuring all children and young people have the best start in life.”

The plan was developed through extensive engagement, including conversations with over 200 children and young people from diverse backgrounds, over 75 parents and carers, and various stakeholder groups. Discussions focused on understanding their priorities, experiences, and ideas for improving services, ensuring representation from hard-to-reach groups.

To access the draft plan and provide your feedback, please visit:

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