Do you work with Children, Young People or Families?
Do you work for a third-sector organisation?
If YES- then come along to the Children, Young People and Families' Forum!
Aims of the Forum
"To provide a platform as a collective group of Third Sector organisations who deliver work in Bury that impacts on children, young people and their families. This platform will be means to network, influence strategy, develop services, offer organisational peer support as well as supporting our statutory partners in achieving the best outcomes for Bury families."
Objectives of the Forum
Identify and coordinate meaningful representation of Third Sector experience and appropriate contributions to relevant strategic groups and partnerships
Promote collaboration in the delivery and development of the Children, Young People and Families agenda and offer within Bury
Ensure that Third Sector partners can network in a face to face setting alongside other existing and emerging means of communication
Provide peer support where opportunities are available to strengthen the Third Sector offer across the borough
Ensure the voice of our service users is a driving force for the work in the Borough
Membership of the forum will be open to all organisations that provide services or opportunities for Bury children, young people and their families. Statutory partners will be invited or may request to attend to support relevant work streams or provide information updates.
Members will be expected to host the meeting if premise capacity allows and there is an expectation that a nominated volunteer (in rotation) will minute meetings and share these minutes with the Chair for approval before circulation via existing Children’s Trust mechanisms.
Working groups can be established to pursue any relevant thematic issues and/or work streams
Operational Proceedings of the Forum
The Forum will meet on a bi monthly basis
Chair, Deputy and agreed statutory support officers will determine agendas based on previous meeting requests and in line with any strategic update that affects children, young people and families within the borough
Agenda and minutes from meetings will be circulated prior to the meeting via statutory support email list.