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The Children, Young People and Families Plan 2012 – 2016

The Children, Young People and Families Plan 2012 – 2016 sets out the strategy for meeting the needs of children, young people and families in County Durham. A refresh of the plan is underway for 2014-2017.

In January 2012, Children’s Services were rated as ‘outstanding’ for the quality of the services it delivers for safeguarding and ‘good’ for the quality of the services it delivers for looked after children, with an ‘outstanding’ rating overall.

Full details of the inspection can be downloaded: PDF IconDurham County Council Final Inspection Report January 2012.pdf (47 pages, 186kb).

The County Durham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The County Durham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides a detailed overview of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the people of County Durham and helps achieve positive outcomes for the local population. The JSNA aims to:

  • Highlight areas where there is a need to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for the local community.
  • Aid decision makers in targeting resources to both areas and services.
  • Act as a resource document to support health and wellbeing planning and commissioning.
  • Help inform our plans and strategies to provide a basis upon which to plan for the achievement of local outcomes and targets.

The JSNA is primarily a web-based document, which includes an interactive tool, known as Instant Atlas, which allows the user to choose indicators from the JSNA and look at trend data.

A refresh of the JSNA is underway for 2013.