Children's Services

Hampshire's Children and Young People's Plan


Academy A publicly funded independent school.
BME Black and Minority Ethnic.
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Care Ambassador A paid role with the County Council, for young people who are in, or were, in care. They are responsible for promoting local participation of children and young people in care, and acting as the voice of children in care in meetings with Councillors.
Care4me Survey A survey of children and young people in care, which takes place when a local authority is inspected.
Child in Need A child is in need if they require services from the local authority to help keep them safe and well.
Child Protection Plan A plan for children who are at risk of neglect or abuse, which sets out what actions will be put in place to keep them safe.
Children in care Children who are under the care of the local authority.
Children in Care Pledge Sets out the key issues for children and young people in care and explains what the Local Authority will do to make improvements in these areas.
Children's Trust The local partnership which brings together the organisations working for, and with, children, young people and families.
Clinical Commissioning Groups Groups of doctors who will be responsible for designing local health services from April 2013.  They will commission (buy) health and care services.
Corporate Parent The role of the Local Authority in looking after children in care.
CYPP Children and Young People's Plan.  The overarching strategy for the Children’s Trust.
Designated Teacher The teacher within each school who is responsible for promoting the educational achievement of children and young people in care.
Duty to co-operate The requirement for local authorities and relevant partners to co-operate to improve the well-being of children and families, as set out in the Children Act 2004.  Relevant partners include district councils, health authorities, YOT, The requirement for local authorities and relevant partners to co-operate to improve the well-being of children and families, as set out in the Children Act 2004.  Relevant partners include district councils, health authorities, YOT, police, Job Centre Plus, schools, academies and colleges.
Early help Identifying as early as possible if a child or family need support and helping them to access services, working together to ensure that this has maximum impact.  In other words, offering the right help at the right time.
Early Years Foundation Stage The framework for learning and development for children aged 0-5 years old.
Families with multiple problems (also known as ‘troubled families’) Families experiencing five or more of the following factors related to poor outcomes: no parent in work, poor quality or overcrowded housing, no parent with any qualifications, mother with mental health problems, at least one parent with a long standing limiting illness or disability, low income, and cannot afford a number of items of food and clothing.
Family Nurse Partnership A preventative programme for young first time mothers, offering intensive and structured home visiting, from early pregnancy until the child is two.
Foster carer Someone who looks after children when they are unable to remain with their own families.
Hampshire County Youth Conference A group of young people who influence local decision making.
Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) The partnership responsible for co-ordinating and ensuring the effectiveness of local agencies in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Health and Well-being Board A group of key leaders from the health and care system, who work together to improve the health and well-being of the local population.
Healthy Child Programme Sets out the recommended framework for health services for children and young people aged 0-19 years old.
Healthy School A school that promotes physical and emotional health by providing information and equipping pupils with the understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health.
Independent Reviewing Officer Independent social workers who review children and young people’s cases to make sure that plans for children in care, or those with Child Protection Plans, are being implemented.
Initial assessment An assessment by a social worker to see if a child is at risk.
Internship On the job training, similar to an apprenticeship.
Joint Health and Well-being Strategy The strategy of the Health and Well-being Board, setting out how health outcomes will be improved and informing decisions on how Clinical Commissioning Groups allocate resources.
LCP Local Children’s Partnership; the delivery arm of the Children’s Trust at a local level. Based on the direct involvement of schools and a range of partners in an area.
NEET Not in education, employment or training.
Ofsted Inspects and regulates providers of services for children and young people, including children’s centres, schools and local authorities.
Referral When someone tells the Local Authority that they are concerned about a child or young person.
RRR Rights, Respect and Responsibilities; a programme in Hampshire schools, based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which aims to help children achieve their potential and become responsible citizens.
Safeguarding Protecting children and young people from abuse or neglect.
SEN Special Educational Needs; the term used to describe when children and young people have learning difficulties and/or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access education than most children of the same age.
Triple P Positive Parenting Programme.
UNCRC United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - an international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people a set of rights.
Universal services Services that are available to all.
Virtual school The team of people at a local authority who work with schools, social workers and carers to improve the educational achievement of children in care.
Working Tax Credit A benefit payment for people who are working and on a low income.
YOT Youth Offending Team; the multi-agency team co-ordinating the work of youth justice services.
Youth Crime Prevention Team Local teams who offer a range of preventative activities, targeted to those at risk of becoming offenders.