Partnership Board brings together all services for children and
young people in the borough, to focus on hearing the voice of
children and young people and improving their outcomes.
Partnership is not a separate organisation. Each partner retains
its own functions and responsibilities within the wider partnership
Representatives from member
organisations make up the Barnet Children’s Partnership Board
which keeps a strategic oversight of the Children and Young
People’s Plan. Each organisation has agreed to be responsible
for implementing this plan
The legal framework
underpinning Barnet’s Children’s Partnership Board
arrangements is the ‘duty to cooperate’ and improve the
well-being of children across the Borough, set out in S10 of the
Children Act 2004.
Responsibilities and Functions
Partnership Board is accountable for the following:
Ensuring the voice of children and young people is
heard in Barnet
Developing and delivering the Children & Young
Ensuring that the collective resources of the
partners are being used to the best effect to meet the priorities
in the Children & Young People’s Plan.
Resolving issues that block progress against the
Signing off all Plans and Strategies relating to
Children and Young People in Barnet prior to presentation to
executive groups (eg CELS, HWBB)
This includes shared
Meeting the priorities in the Children & Young
Jointly developing, delivering and resourcing
strategies and action plans necessary to meet the
Addressing barriers to meeting the priorities and to
identifying future needs, including communication, information and
Keeping Children’s workforce informed and
involved, providing clear direction, development and training as
Releasing staff to develop and attend network
Clarifying and simplifying governance structures and
Ensuring that children, young people and families
have a voice in decision making that affects them.
Monitoring performance towards agreed outcomes and
taking remedial action where necessary.
Building upon good practice and developing an
evidence-based approach to what works.
Board’s remit includes the needs of all children and young
people in Barnet under the age of 19, young people up to the age of
25 leaving care and young people up to the age of 25 with
disabilities and/or learning difficulties. These responsibilities include effective
transition arrangements, where necessary.
Board will meet as a Annual Children and Young People’s
The Board will be chaired by the Lead Member for
Children’s Services as appointed by the Council.
Members are able to delegate a deputy of suitable
authority if they are unable to attend, by agreement with the
Current partners are:
- Barnet Clinical
- Barnet and Southgate
Secondary and Special Schools