About the Children’s Trust

This is the website of Wiltshire’s Children and Young People’s Trust, a partnership of agencies who share the same vision:

To improve outcomes for children and young people in Wiltshire; promote safeguarding; reduce, prevent and mitigate the effects of child poverty; and enable resilient individuals, families and communities.

In this section you will find information about the Children’s Trust and its work (click on sub menus for more information).


Key documents:

Wiltshire Children and Young People’s Trust Plan 2016-19 Our high level 3 year plan
Wiltshire Children’s Trust Plan on a Page 2016-19 A summary of our high level 3 year plan
Children’s Trust update report 2015-16 A brief update on the priorities and achievements of the Children’s Trust over the last 18 months.
Childrens-Trust-Governance-Arrangements-Summary (update Feb 18) Updated February 2018.
WSCB and Children’s Trust Protocol Published in 2014, this protocol sets out the distinctive roles of both bodies.
Wiltshire Joint Strategic Assessment for Children and Young People Published in 2014, this report provides a summary of statistical information, with a focus on health related issues. More detailed information is contained within the Wiltshire Intelligence network (Children and Young People section) – click here for details.


The Children’s Trust Stakeholder Partnership and Commissioning Executive were established in 2010.  Although Children’s Trust arrangements are no longer mandatory, we have made a collective decision in Wiltshire to continue to work together to make a difference:

  • To oversee the development of joint commissioning strategies which identify how resources can best be used to improve children and families’ lives.
  • To ensure there is no overlap and duplication between services provided by different organisations.
  •  To ensure strong links with Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board, Wiltshire Community Safety Partnership, Adult Safeguarding Board, Joint Commissioning Board, and the Health and Wellbeing Board.

Our high level three year plan gives us the focus we need to keep moving together in the right direction and reminds us of the importance of listening and responding to what children, young people and parents are telling us.


Commissioning Executive meetings:

Click on links below to read agenda and meeting notes from recent meetings of the Children’s Trust Commissioning Executive.

7 December 2017
22 June 2017
23 February 2017
8 December 2016
6 October 2016
12 May 2016



Click on this link for a brief summary of useful information intended for those new to the Children’s Trust: CT Induction sheet