A gateway to Children's services across Highland

In Highland we are committed to improving services and outcomes for children and their families. To achieve this, we know that everyone involved with children and young people need to work together.

Everyone working with children across Highland uses the Highland Practice Model.  This means that every child has a Named Person. Children who have additional needs that require a plan involving more than one service have a Lead Professional.


Our Shared Vision
 
Our partnership vision is for all Highland’s Children to have the best possible start in life and enjoy being young are loved, confident and resilient and can achieve their potential



This is reflected in the

Highland Integrated Children's service Plan 2021-2023 (click to link)


Our overarching principles
Tackling Inequalities
Reduce the gap in outcomes between the most and least deprived and young people in Highland by working to reduce child poverty within our communities and keep our children and young people safe from harm.
 
Love and Support for our Care Experienced Young People
Ensure children and young people who are care experienced are loved and supported to improve their life experiences and life chances.
 
Good Health and Wellbeing including Mental Health
Ensure all children and young people are supported to achieve and maintain good physical and mental health and wellbeing.
 
Promoting Children’s Rights and Participation
Work to ensure we are delivering on the provisions of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as incorporated into Scots Law.