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Children and Young People

In conjunction with the integrated Children's Services Plan, we will carry forward a range of flagship initiatives including developing teams around the school / learning community (e.g. the Belmont Cluster). We have begun to transform the way that we deliver care to our Children and Families in South Ayrshire and are ambitious to ensure that South Ayrshire's children grow up in South Ayrshire and within families or family type care environments where ever possible. We will continue to deliver on The Promise as well as implementing Signs of Safety and develop our Whole Family Whole Systems Approach.

Key short-term activities will include: improving support for families in areas such as parenting support, emotional health and wellbeing, financial inclusion; improving joint working with partner agencies and services to support children and young people impacted by poor mental health and emotional wellbeing. We will also focus on maternal and infant nutrition and increase breastfeeding rates. We will implement the National School Nursing Pathway and delivery of the associated 10 key priority pathway areas by increasing school nursing workforce.

To find out more about some of our Children and Young People Services please click on the links below: