Children’s Commission

Falkirk Children’s Commission

Is the multi-agency collaborative that leads and supports agencies to work together to improve outcomes and meet the needs of children and young people. The Commission is responsible for the Integrated Children’s Services Plan (ICSP), the Corporate Parenting Plan and the Children’s Rights Plan. These are statutory plans under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 – Part 3 Children’s Services Planning, Part 9 Corporate Parenting and Part 1 Children’s Rights. The new ICSP is being developed with young people. Initial themes emerging from engagement with young people include:

  • Their Future
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Corporate Parenting

The structure of the commission (Click image to enlarge)

The Wider Children’s Commission happens twice a year.

The events brings workers together to develop the ICSP, learn from people with lived experience, share good practice, data and information, contribute to planning and quality improvement of children’s services. The Wider Commission is a key forum that will support the development of services for children and young people.

Falkirk Community Planning Partnership

Community planning is how public bodies work together with local communities, to design and deliver better services that make a real difference to people’s lives.

Community Planning brings partners together from communities and all services; public, private and third sector. A Community Planning Partnership (or CPP) is the name given to those who come together to take part in community planning. The CPP focuses on where partner’s collective efforts and resources can add the most value to their local communities, with particular emphasis on reducing inequality.

Falkirk Community Planning Partnership is responsible for producing two types of plan to describe our local priorities and planned improvements under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, Part 2:

  • The Local Outcomes Improvement Plan – known in Falkirk as the SOLD
  • Locality Plans – smaller plans for identified areas in the CPP.

The SOLD has 4 priorities and 6 outcomes. The CPP has 6 sub groups which deliver on the SOLD outcomes, one of the sub groups is. The CPP structure can be viewed here:

Systems of planning across Falkirk

The CPP/ Children’s Commission is one of several planning systems in Falkirk: CPP, Council, Service Plans, Health & Social Care Partnership, Regional Improvement Collaborative. A diagram of these structures is below (please note this is not an exhaustive map of services, just a rough guide).