CHILDREN'S SERVICES BOARD

The Aberdeen Children’s Services Board represents all the key agencies that deliver services for children and young people in Aberdeen City. Its purpose is to ensure the effective delivery of services for children and young people at all stages of their development and growth. Our lead Partners include: Aberdeen City Council, Police Scotland, Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Grampian and the Third (Voluntary) Sector.  We are also supported by numerous other local and national partner organisations. We are committed to working collaboratively to improve services and outcomes for children, young people and their families in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen City’s Children’s Services Plan 2020-2023 sets out our vision and priorities for children and young people’s services over the next three years. It outlines how the services working across the Local Authority’s catchment will come together to share resources and services over the next three years to improve outcomes for our children and young people. It also forms the basis of our first three-year cycle of work to achieve the ten-year vision laid out in our Community Planning Aberdeen Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) 2016-2026, under the Prosperous People: Children & Young People theme. The LOIP is a detailed outline of how the Community Planning Partnership will make Aberdeen a place where all people can prosper.

Getting It Right for Every Child, which is the Scottish Government’s approach to help all children and young people grow, develop and reach their full potential, provides us all with a common approach to work together to deliver better outcomes for children and to measure success.

The Children’s Services Board oversees the delivery of the Children’s Services Plan 2020-2023 and the delivery of key processes to support multi-agency working.

Partners

Aberdeen City Council 

ACVO

Active Aberdeen Partnership

Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership

Civic Forum

NHS Grampian

North East Scotland College

Police Scotland

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA)

Skills Development Scotland

Robert Gordon University

University of Aberdeen

Meetings

Meetings of the Children’s Services Board are held on Monday afternoons, every two months. Select the links below for minutes of previous meetings.

Future Meetings

6 December 21

10 January 22

2 March 22

25 April 22

25 July 22

19 September 22

28 November 22

LOIP STRETCH OUTCOMES AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

95% of children (0-5 years) will reach their expected developmental milestones by the time of their child health reviews by 2026.
90% of Children and young people will report that their experiences of mental health and wellbeing have been listened to by 2026. This is reflected in interactions, activities, supports and services.
As corporate parents we will ensure 95% of care experienced children and young people will have the same levels of attainment in education, health and emotional wellbeing, and positive destinations as their peers by 2026.
95% of children living in our priority neighbourhoods will sustain a positive destination upon leaving school by 2026.
Child friendly city where all decisions which impact on children and young people are informed by them by 2026.
Stretch Outcome 9: 30% fewer young people (under 18) charged with an offence by 2026.

GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE AND DATA FRAMEWORK