Local Children's Partnership Groups
The district based Local Children’s Partnership Groups (LCPGs), bring together a number of partner organisations with the aim of improving outcomes for children and young people in Kent.
The partner organisations include:
- Kent County Council
- district, city and borough councils
- Community Safety Partnerships
- Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
- early years
- voluntary and community sector.
Purpose of the group
- Be highly-focussed, data driven and always underpinned by delivering a measurable improvement in the priority outcomes for children and young people across the full 0 – 19 (and up to 25) age group.
- Maintain significant oversight and exploit opportunities to influence improved delivery of non-statutory multi agency service provision in the district.
- Drive and promote service integration across non-statutory multi-agency services.
- Debate and explore ideas to address current, emerging and future needs.
- Develop local thematic priorities and a single, district-wide partnership action plan, influenced by the voice of children, young people and their caregivers.
- Consider how resources, including grant funding, can be pooled and/or utilised to maximise impact.
- Feed into the wider strategic Kent 0-25 Health and Wellbeing Board, through the alignment of priorities, linking in and raising thematic trends.
Structure and meeting cycle
The LCPGs, which are led by county council members, bring together the Young People’s Partnership Conversation (YPPC) 8 to 19 and up to 25 group, and the Children’s Partnership Conversation (CPC) 0 to 7 year group. These groups feed into the LCPG to add strength and greater district coordination. The following structure chart and meeting cycle show how these meetings work together and meet throughout the year:
LCPGs are also supported by their vice chair (Kent County Council’s Area Open Access Service Manager) and LCPG coordinator (Kent County Council’s Area Partnership Manager).
If you'd like to get in touch, please contact the Area Partnership Manager for your district in the first instance. Their contact details can be found in the document below.
Children’s Partnership Conversation meetings are chaired by the District Children’s Centre Delivery Manager and the Young People’s Partnership Conversation meetings are chaired by the District Youth Hub Delivery Managers.
Access to Early Help Grant funding
LCPGs have access to Early Help Grant funding to support new and existing not-for-profit organisations and innovative projects which contribute to meeting the local need and priorities for children and young people across all 12 Kent districts.