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Bury Children, Young People and Families’ Third Sector Forum

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.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Children's Trust
Contact Position
Department for Children, Young People and Culture
0161 253 7346

Where to go

Various venues across the borough

The Forum meet bimonthly at various venues across Bury. For information on the venue of the next Forum meeting, please contact the Children's Trust on 0161 253 7346, or Chair of the forum, Vicky Maloney (Chief Officer- Early Break) on 0161 723 3880. 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Session Information
10:00am- 11:30am- VENUE: TBC

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

The Forum is open to all organisations/ professionals who meet the membership criteria above. Please contact if you are hoping to attend the next forum meeting.

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This page was last updated on: 09/03/2017