Children and Young People
Pupil Power exercise at a local school
Lancaster City Council's has a responsibility to ensure elected members and officers have up to date information regarding the council's duty to cooperate under the Children Act 2004.
If you are in any way worried about the welfare of a child contact Lancashire County Council's Children and Family Services.
Telephone: 0845 053 0009 and
Education and Children's Trust
Department for Education - the website to keep you informed about the Government's priorities for children, young people and families in the coming months.
Children's Trusts - Lancaster District Children's Trust doubles up as the Lancaster District Local Strategic Partnership 'Children and Young People Thematic Group. The trust was launched in 2008.
The council's Children and Young People team links with all council services, represents the council on Lancaster District Children's Trust and has membership on a number of inter-agency groups which address Children and Young People's issues.
Safeguarding is a high priority in all work with children, young people and their families. We have developed a Safeguarding Children Policy and Guidance and a Photography and Video Policy.
We ensure that relevant child protection training / awareness is available to both elected members and officers.
Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board has a major role to play in ensuring that children and young people in Lancashire are kept safe and that all agencies do what they can to promote their welfare.
Organisations requiring advice regarding safeguarding of children and young people can access further information from the NSPCC
Social Care for Children and Young People
Social Care Services Lancashire County Council provide social care services in the Lancaster District. This includes a range of services for children and families including family support, fostering and adoption, residential care, leaving care services and child protection. These services for children aim to protect and support vulnerable children, and help families stay together.
Employment of Children
Young people of compulsory school age often like to add to their pocket money by taking on a part-time job, but there are laws and rules to be observed to ensure their education does not suffer and that they are safeguarded whilst at work. In Lancashire the part-time employment of pupils is governed by the Children (Protection at Work) regulations 1998 and County Council's Employment of Children Bye-Laws. Children are required to obtain a 'work permit' from Lancashire County Council, follow the link below and return your completed application form to the local address on page 4.
If you have any ideas about improving the information on this page please get in touch with us.
The Children and Young People's Team is based in the Partnership Team within the Community Engagement Service at Lancaster Town Hall.