Every Child Matters is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19.
The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to:
- Be healthy
- Stay safe
- Enjoy and achieve
- Make a positive contribution
- Achieve economic well-being
This means that the organisations involved with providing services to children - from hospitals and schools, to police and voluntary groups - will be teaming up in new ways, sharing information and working together, to protect children and young people from harm and help them achieve what they want in life. Children and young people will have far more say about issues that affect them as individuals and collectively.
Writhlington School, as a designated extended school, is at the forefront of delivering services in the East Mendips with partner agencies and primary schools to support the Every Child Matters approach to well-being.
Our commitment to Every Child Matters is embraced in our Inclusion policy, commitment to the Inclusion Quality mark, the work undertaken to achieve the National Challenge Award for able children and through our extensive wider community projects such as the:
Full details of ‘Every Child Matters’ can be found at the following website www.everychildmatters.gov.uk