It is our ambition that the Black Country and West Birmingham is a place where children and young people thrive, get a good start in life and are healthy; that all families are supported to be independent, responsible and successful, exceeding expectations; and where the most vulnerable children are protected.
Across the Black Country we will work together to develop system-wide approaches to improving outcomes for children and young people. By working together, we will strive to deliver the following objectives:
- Put children and young people and their families at the centre of care, including shared decision making and choice
- Draw on the latest evidence and build the evidence base where it needs developing
- Involve children, young people and families in the design and delivery of our work.
- We will be the agent for change, enabled by national and regional support.
- We will target action at reducing health inequalities, including addressing the needs of vulnerable children and those with complex needs.
- Value our staff and support them to work on a multi-professional basis and across professional and organisational boundaries.
To give everyone a strong start in life, we will Develop a Children and Young People's Transformation Programme which, along with the Maternity Transformation Programme, will deliver our ambition in this area.
Our priorities will be: