My Family, My Future, My Merton
Merton's Children's Trust is very pleased to be able to present our new Children and Young People's Plan: My Family, My Future, My Merton. The four year plan sets out the strategic priorities for securing improvements to the well-being of children and young people, which will be delivered by Children's Trust partners through our multi-agency partnership approach. The plan commits to priorities under six outcome areas - Being Healthy, Staying Safe, Enjoying and Achieving, Making a Positive Contribution, Achieving Economic Wellbeing, and Feeling Connected (family, friends and the community) - with the aim of making Merton:
'A place where children and young people feel they belong, stay safe and can thrive'.
As a demonstration of our commitment to the participation and engagement of children and young people across Merton we handed the development of our key multi-agency plan for children’s services over to children and young people themselves, led by our Young Inspectors. This began with a survey which went out to secondary schools in the borough and received nearly 1300 responses, as well as discussion groups with children and young people with SEN and/ or disabilities, with primary aged children, and with parents of children using early years services.
The final version of the plan was then put together with the Young Inspectors making sure that the strategic objectives of the plan address children and young people’s views and concerns. The plan has bee adopted by Merton Council and can be read here:
Merton Children and Young People's Plan.