Northamptonshire’s new Children’s Trust has received its official launch in an online event led by two of our county’s young people.Northamptonshire Children's Trust logo

Adam and Keyliegh were guests of honour at the launch event at the end of May, introducing a short film they had made which set out their hopes and aspirations for the new trust and local services for children and young people.

Keyliegh said: “The trust is a new start to create a better, brighter future for everyone that works with the trust, and for all the children and young people in Northamptonshire.”

Youngsters from the Children in Care Council helped to design the logo of the Children’s Trust, and were engaged with to understand what it should feel like to work with the trust, what is important to children and young people and how the trust can work successfully with them.

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust is an independent, not-for-profit company established in November 2020 to deliver the best possible opportunities for the children in Northamptonshire.

The trust’s responsibility is to deliver children’s social care and targeted early help services on behalf of North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council.

The trust has a strong ambition to improve the lives of children and their families, with a focus on ensuring a positive impact on those children most in need of protection and care. The voice and experience of the child have been an integral element throughout the creation, set up and delivery of the trust.

Working with key partners within local communities, the trust aspires to deliver outstanding social care services for children and young people in the county, ensuring families receive early help to prevent difficulties escalating, and creating the conditions for social work to flourish.

Click here to visit the new Northamptonshire Children’s Trust website, while the online launch event can be viewed here.