The Portsmouth Children’s Trust was first established in 2004. The Trust is led by a Children’s Trust Board which has multi-agency representation at Director and Chief Executive level from all the major public service delivery partners in the city. The Children’s Trust Board has the following purpose as outlined in its Terms of Reference;
To improve the well-being of all children and young people age 0 – 19 (or beyond for those with specific needs) in Portsmouth. Well-being means children and young people will be healthy, be safe, enjoy and achieve. make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being
To govern the commissioning of high quality, safe and effective universal, targeted and specialist services for children and young people.
To ensure service provision and service delivery is shaped so that all children, young people and families access the right services at the appropriate time. Service provision will be effectively integrated.
To ensure, through performance monitoring and challenge, that services are effective in delivering improved outcomes for children and young people in the City.
To ensure effective prevention and early intervention services and processes are embedded in the city including support for parenting.
The Children’s Trust Board includes representation from;
Portsmouth City Council
The Portsmouth Youth Parliament
Wessex Youth Offending Team
The Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Alliance