Improve the availability and variety of children’s home care services

We will work with partners to support the development of new residential accommodation facilities that are designed with children and young people in mind. We will do this by helping providers gain access to funds to develop homes. This is a move to the ‘eliminating profit agenda’, a non-for-profit model driven by Welsh Government. Our aim is to ensure children are accommodated as close to home as possible, near their friend and families and support networks.

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Improve the offer for young people to gain jobs and skills following formal education

We want to engage with partners to understand plans to improve jobs and skills prospects for children and young people. This will involve working with relevant organisations to understand barriers and opportunities.

Although this is outside of the Regional Partnership Board remit, by linking with partners, we hope to:

  • Improve options and accessibility of pathways for people over the age of 16
  • Ensure young people have the appropriate contracts in place to avoid exploitation
  • Modernise the current regional arrangements for receiving careers advice
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Develop community spaces where children and young people can feel safe and have fun

We will work with relevant partnerships to improve access and availability of community spaces for children and young people across the region.

Through this work, we hope to:

  • Improve availability and access to key information so young people are aware of the services available to them
  • Improve public transport arrangements
  • Co-design and deliver a community safe space scheme for young people
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Improve mental health support to children and young people

We want to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people living in our region, and increase access to support.

We aim to:

  • Work together to implement the NEST framework
  • Gain a better understanding of the mental health support available to young people, from preventative to specialist
  • Improve knowledge of staff and professionals across the region so they can support young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing
  • Improve specialist support for children and young people experiencing mental health issues
  • Reduce the waiting times for children and families for diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder
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More sport, leisure, culture and fun activities for children and young people

We aim to work with the Public Services Board and other partnerships to increase the availability and accessibility of sport, leisure, culture and fun activities for children and young people.

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Behaviour support for children, young people and their families

Through the Regional Integration Fund, we will fund services that support families to stay together.

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What we have achieved



Over 40 young people people and professionals have been involved in creating these priorities.



Four working groups will take this work forward.



Over 25 creative pieces have been created to share how young people feel about these themes.

Learn more about our work to improve services and support for children and young people here.

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Throughout the five years we will be sharing updates on progress, and working co-productively with people who live and work in our communities to meet our ambitions.

We are always looking for people with lived experiences, carers and professionals to be involved in our work. You can sign up to our contact page, and also register to attend our events.

The full Regional Area Plan is available in the link.

If you have any questions, please email

Download the Regional Area Plan

We have worked with children, young people and professionals to understand what matters to them, and what actions need to be prioritised. We will continue involving children and young people in the design and evaluation of services, so we can ensure they are meeting their needs.

Projects for children and young people will be funded by the Welsh Government. These funds are co-ordinated through the Regional Commissioning Unit with partners across health, education, social services, the third and independent sectors.

Our Regional Children’s Services Board will now review the actions needed to implement these priorities; working with professionals and people with lived experiences to improve services and support.

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