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'Every child in Central Bedfordshire to enjoy their childhood and have the best possible start in life. We want every child to have high aspirations, reach their potential, make friends and build strong relationships with their family. As young adults, we want every young person to have the knowledge, skills and qualifications that will give them the best chance of success, so that they are prepared to take their full place in society as a healthy, happy, contributing and confident citizen.'


Central Bedfordshire Children and Young People’s Plan Vision

Changes have been made to our strategic governance arrangements which mean that we are better placed to support partners in responding to current areas of focus and challenges.

As part of the new arrangements, I am delighted to be chairing the Children’s Leadership Board which provides strategic leadership to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Central Bedfordshire.  

Details of the new governance arrangements can be viewed here.


Sue Harrison

Chair - Children’s Leadership Board





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