About children’s services

Building a safe, happy, healthy and successful future for children and young people

Our Vision

Children and young people matter in Manchester and it is vital that we invest in the next generation to build a successful, world class city that is full of opportunities. The Plan highlights how agencies and organisations will work together with children and young people to ensure that they can enjoy a safe, happy, healthy and successful future.


Our key priorities over the next 4 years will be for all children and young people to: – feel safe in their community and have trusted adults they can speak to – have an improved knowledge around e-safety – be able to access affordable, cultural, leisure, youth and sports opportunities – have their voices heard and be recognised for their contributions and achievements – be able to have quick and accessible access to emotional and mental health support – have better education around physical and mental health issues – be able to live in a society where environmental issues are intrinsic to decision making – attend an education setting that is judged to be good or better and has high-quality pastoral support – be able to develop skills for life and access high quality careers advice and support.

Our Year

Celebrating Manchester’s children and young people with a whole-city approach to help them shape a future that’s safe, happy, healthy and successful. A year of action, together, to create more activities, opportunities, experiences and support for our children and young people.

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