Supporting children and young people

ten pledges, five years, one community

By 2016 young people and their families will benefit from having better and more targeted services available to them. They will have more influence over and be better informed about issues and decisions that affect them.

In order to meet this aim, we would expect to see progress on the following measures during the next five years:

  • An increase in the number of council consultation exercises which have included children and young people
  • A decrease in the number of people saying that facilities for children and young people need improving
  • An increase in the number of children and young people responding to the new ‘Young Residents’ survey
  • An increase in the number of children and young people engaging in cultural activities at The Marlowe Theatre and museums.
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Progress in 2012

    Trust for Developing Communities

    Graphic of Child Poverty

A new Local Plan for the district

A new Local Plan for the district has progressed significantly over 2012. The plan aims to create the right conditions to encourage new investment that will diversify and strengthen the local economy. The council will be formally consulting on this important plan in the Spring of 2013

Our partners

  • Local Children's Trust
  • Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Kent Youth Service and Parish Councils
  • Local Schools