Lewisham Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) is a multi-agency partnership. It aims to improve the lives and life chances of children, young people and their families in Lewisham through the delivery of its Children & Young People’s Plan and Every Child Matters outcomes.
All agencies within our partnership share a single vision:
Together with families, we will improve the lives and life chances of the children and young people of Lewisham.
Our vision is underpinned by three shared values:
The CYPSP has a top-level Board (CYPSPB) whose purpose is to provide leadership and direction across agencies that deliver services to children, young people and their families in the borough.
Two major Boards, the Children and Young People’s Joint Commissioning Group and the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) report into the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership Board. Other multi-agency groups are established and removed as required.
The Joint Commissioning Group (JCG) sits below the CYPSPB and has responsibility for bringing together resources across the partnership and to ensure that these are aligned to deliver efficient and effective services, designed to improve outcomes.
The LSCB holds the partnership to account for its safeguarding practices.
A number of other groups are integral to the aims of the CYPSP and therefore form part of its infrastructure:
As part of the infrastructure of the Partnership, a number of working groups are in place to deliver against priorities in the Children and Young People’s Plan. These are time limited groups that are reviewed annually.
The Board is one of the six thematic partnerships of Lewisham’s Strategic Partnership (LSP) and its members may work jointly with the LSP, particularly to address areas of work that fall under the LSP, but which also have an impact on the outcomes of children and young people.
As a thematic partnership of the LSP, these terms of reference are in addition to the LSP terms of reference.
The Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership will give leadership and direction across agencies delivering services to children, young people and their families in Lewisham.
The CYPSP will have responsibility for:
It will do this by:
The CYPSP receives, at each meeting, a Performance Monitoring Dashboard, highlighting areas of good and poor performance and areas for action. The CYPSPB monitors the work of Working Groups against these targets, and has a programme to ‘call in’ in-depth reports as appropriate.
Listed below are all the branches of the Lewisham Strategic Partnership.
View the full members list for the sustainable development partnership: