NCB appointed as strategic partner
Tuesday 17 March 2009
NCB has been chosen by the Department of
Health as the only children and young people's charitable
organisation to be a strategic partner for its cross-cutting
Launching in March, the three-year programme will see 10 other
third sector strategic partners working together and with the
government to support health and social care organisations.
Ensuring that those within the field are at the heart of
informing and shaping future policy, this programme will also
improve knowledge and skills in the sector.
Sally Whitaker, deputy chief executive of NCB, said: "As a
membership and infrastructure support agency for the children and
young people's sector, and with extensive experience of the health
needs of children, we will work hard to increase stakeholder
engagement in policy priorities, and strengthen capacity and
partnership working within the third sector.
These organisations have a wealth of knowledge and expertise
within them and are a vital piece of the puzzle in ensuring the
effective planning and delivery of health services. This new
programme is exciting, and the partnership approach is to be
admired and emulated."