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Children and Young People's Trust (CYPT)

Children and Young People's Trust (CYPT)

The Children and Young People’s Trust is a local partnership. It links with the wider partnerships that exist in East Sussex and brings together many organisations. These all have a stake in improving outcomes for children, young people and families. They include:

  • East Sussex County Council
  • NHS
  • the voluntary sector
  • district and borough councils
  • schools and colleges
  • independent housing providers
  • police and fire services
  • local businesses

Children’s Services has the lead role for facilitating the CYPT.

How the CYPT began

The government introduced Children’s Trust arrangements in 2004. We have been working with our partners since then. The structure of the Trust has changed over time to respond to legislation and local demand. The current governance structure has been in place since 2013. Our main aim is still to improve outcomes for children and young people. It states this in Section 10 of the Children Act 2004. The CYPT recognises that each organisation is an important part of a whole system.

The vision

The Trust works together to make the best use of resources to provide support where it is most needed.

The role of the CYPT

Through partnership groups and the Children and Young People’s Plan, the CYPT:

  • shares decision-making
  • engages in discussion and challenge
  • shares and reviews data
  • raises awareness of specific issues
  • develops joint strategies

Contact the CYPT

If you have a question or would like to contact the Children and Young People’s Trust, use the contacts below.

Or you can write to us at:

Equality, Participation and Partnerships
South G, County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1UE


Annual Event Report 2022

The Children and Young People’s Trust Annual event took place on 3rd May 2022. 168 adults and young people were able to join us from a variety of sectors and youth voice groups. This year’s event focused on the refresh of the Children and Young People’s Plan.

Children and Young People's Plan

This year, the Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) is being refreshed. The aim of the CYPP is to improve the outcomes of:

  • children and young people
  • particularly those who are vulnerable to poor outcomes

The refreshed plan covers five key priorities:

  • Best start in life
  • Safeguarding
  • Education
  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Following a presentation, the participants discussed each priority.

Please email cypt.enquiries@eastsussex.gov.uk for a copy of the presentations.

Youth Voice

Young people are key partners in the Children and Young People’s Plan. They played an important role in shaping the annual event.

The East Sussex Youth Cabinet shared the Make Your Mark results.

Make Your Mark is the largest youth ballot in Europe. All young people aged 11-18 can have a say on the issues facing young people.

20 secondary schools and colleges in East Sussex took part this year. 10,463 young people cast their vote and set the priorities for Youth Cabinet’s campaigns. The Children and Young People’s Trust annual event hosted the reveal of the results:

Make Your Mark Results:

  1. Jobs, Money, Homes and Opportunities (2,161 votes)
  2. Environment (2,074 votes)
  3. Education and Learning (2,017 votes)
  4. Health and Wellbeing (1,877 votes)
  5. Poverty (1,261 votes)
  6. Our Rights and Democracy (649 votes)
  7. COVID-19 Recovery (424 votes)

 

To see the full report

To receive a copy of the full Children and Young People’s Trust Annual Event 2022: please


Children and Young People's Plan 2021

The aim of the Children and Young People’s Trust (CYPT) is to improve outcomes for children and young people. In particular, it aims to support those who are vulnerable to poor outcomes.

The joint strategic priorities of the agencies that make up the Trust partnership are:

  • Improving the school readiness of children at all transition stages
  • Helping more parents enter, sustain and progress in work
  • Improving the quality of life of low-income families in other ways where possible
  • Ensuring effective early help and safeguarding for young people
  • Improving education, attainment, and skill levels of young people 14-19. This includes through a strong academic route. It also includes wider range of apprenticeships, vocational training, and work experience opportunities
  • Improving emotional wellbeing and mental health support 

The CYPT Plan forms the statutory Child Poverty Strategy for East Sussex. Please see:

A new Plan is currently being drafted and will be available in November 2022.