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 2023-2026 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 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.

Children’s Services Plan 23-26 Summary

Children’s Services Plan 23-26 Children and Young People’s Version

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 2023-2026 and the delivery of key processes to support multi-agency working.


Aberdeen City Council 


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


2023 Meetings

16 December 2022 – meeting note

16 January 2023 

13 March 2023

15 May 2023

24 July 2023

25 September 2023

20 November 2023


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.