What we do
The CYP Service Office provides universal, early help and specialist services to children and families that are proportionate to their needs.
This includes a range of statutory duties in relation to the safety and welfare of children and young people.
Children & Young People’s Services includes:
- Early Help services
- Health Visiting
- School Nursing
- Education & Learning
- Special Education Needs
- Social Care Services
- Fostering & Adoption
- Disabled Children’s Services
- Youth Offending
Download our CYP Promise to children, young people and families.
|Councillor Gordon Jones - Cabinet Member for Children's Services||Councillor Lisa Chambers - Cabinet Member for Education and Skills|
Director for Children and Young People.
Our aims, visions and values
Vision: we want safer, happier children and to enable families to create sustainable change for themselves.
Our values: are empowerment, respect, innovation, collaboration and commitment.
Our core professional purpose is: to ensure safety, wellbeing and learning.
Our projects and programmes
Raising the Bar
Raising the Bar is providing a focus for services across Suffolk County Council, with the aim of raising attainment and aspiration across the whole age range from early years to further education.
It's also about linking the jobs on offer in Suffolk with the skills needed by improving connections between employers and schools and colleges across the county.
Find out more about Raising the Bar.
Making Every Intervention Count
Suffolk Children & Young People’s Services and the partner agencies and voluntary organisations that work closely with us are continuing to look at the different ways that we can make the best use of our shared, community resources to support children and families who need extra help at different points in their lives.
All of this work is coordinated through a transformation programme called Making Every Intervention Count.
Read about what Making Every Intervention Count has achieved to date including new teams and services.
Read about the commissioning intentions of the CYP directorate for 2014-2015.
Commissioning intentions for 2015-2016 are currently being agreed between Suffolk County Council and the Health Clinical Commissioning Groups. Full details will be published in May 2015.
These intentions which have been developed by commissioners, working with partners and providers, outline our shared strategic direction and allows providers to plan ahead.
All our services must meet the CYP Quality Practice Standards. These standards define good practice and make explicit what is expected when providing a service to children, young people and families in Suffolk.
Joint Commissioning Group
A Joint Commissioning Group has been established on behalf of the Children’s Trust to agree joint strategic commissioning intentions to fulfil the requirements of Suffolk's Health & Wellbeing Strategy.
This group is also responsible for outcome one in the children & young people's plan: Giving every child in Suffolk the best start in life; and also reports to the Health & Wellbeing Board.
Find more information about the Children’s Trust Joint Commissioning Group on our website.
A career with Children and Young People's Services
Visit working with children, young people and families in jobs and careers.