NCB believes effective partnership working
within and between statutory, private and voluntary agencies is
fundamental to improving the lives of children and young
Partnership with children and young people is at the heart of
everything we do, as well as working with those who work on
their behalf. This is realised in many ways - by
establishing special interest groups, bringing together new
partnerships, hosting existing and developing new agencies, as well
as sharing core services with other charities.
With nearly 30 fora, council, network and partner programmes
operating under our charitable status, we cover issues ranging from
play, youth justice to sex and relationship education, and from
early years, disability, children in care to children living with
NCB offers our support services to external agencies and
voluntary organisations working with children, young people and
families wishing to improve the efficiency and
effectiveness of their operations.
We also work in partnership with Children in Scotland, Children in Wales and
the Safe Network.
NCB partnership working includes:
- Membership - NCB's
membership opens up dialogue across its multi-agency network of
children's services professionals.
- Partnership projects or
programmes - Working in partnership with other
agencies provides the ownership that is essential to influence
policy-makers and improve practice.
- Support services -
NCB provides core services within a support service context to
all staff in participating organisations.
- Office space - NCB
rents office space to other charities working in the Children's
- Fora, councils and networks - NCB hosts a
range of fora, councils and networks which are either single issue
or single client group bodies operating under our charitable
status. Each one is also answerable to the wider group of
organisations that makes up its specialist audience.
NCB programmes provide a variety of
practical support aimed at progressionals within voluntary and
community sector organisations.Find out more