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Integrated Children's Services Planning

"Children are our future"

Local authorities along with their partners have been required to produce Integrated Children's Plans since 2005.

You can download these plans from this page or you can request it in another format.

The plan sets out our own and local partner agencies' joint priorities and improvement objectives for all children, young people and their families in Clackmannanshire until 2013. It is intended to be a driver for change and links together relevant policies and focuses on the better integration and provision of services which have a positive impact on children and young people.

The 2013 plan was produced in partnership with NHS Forth Valley and a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies including Central Scotland Police, the Authority Reporter, Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface, carers, parents and importantly, children and young people.

Our Vision

"That every child and young person has the best possible start in life and achieves their potential".

In order to achieve our vision, we will work to the following priorities:

  • Ensure that GIRFEC principles and processes are embedded in all partner organisations.
  • Improve targeted services for vulnerable children especially in the area of early intervention with an emphasis on pre-5s and those affected by parental substance misuse.
  • Developing skills within young people (aged 13-24) especially those most vulnerable.
  • Drive forward the integration of services across Clackmannanshire and Stirling to improve outcomes for service users.

Children's Services Planning

The Integrated Children's Services Plan feeds in to the Community Plan and Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) and links with other relevant strategies such as the Corporate Parenting Strategy.

Key national drivers are GIRFEC, the Early Years Frameworkand Early Years Collaborative.

Consultation and Involvement

Please contact us at the address, telephone number or email address noted at the bottom of this page if you would like to

  • be kept informed about what is going on in Clackmannanshire in relation to children and young people;
  • know about relevant national policies and developments relating to children and young people;
  • be consulted about proposed developments relating to children and young people in Clackmannanshire.

Scottish Government's paper

The Scottish Government's 'Valuing Young People' paper has been designed to support partners deliver positive outcomes for all young people, while recognising that some need more help than others to realise their potential. It is founded on the principle of partnership: partnership with young people that offers them participation in their communities and local services; but also partnership across national and local government and the voluntary sector to provide the right kind of access to services that meets the diverse needs of young people.

You can view or download the Scottish Government's document using the link below:

Directory of Services

For more information, you can visit our page outlining our Service Directory which details a wide range of local information relating to services for children and young people living in Clackmannanshire. You can also view or download the directory if you wish.

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)

This programme aims to improve outcomes for all children and young people. Please see our GIRFEC web page for more information.

Early Years Framework

Clackmannanshire Early Years Framework Implementation Plan was approved in December 2011.

The Early Years Framework sets out 10 elements of transitional change, to be realised over a 10 year time horizon, and covers the period from pre-birth to age 8.

More information

We have a range of information available relating to children and families. Please refer to the following pages:

Contact information

Child Care Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225000 / 450000 Fax: 01259 452440