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Strategic Planning and Development

The Strategic Development Service leads on service development and planning for Children and Families and ensuring that Children and Families contribute to all other relevant plans and strategies.

Included in the section is a research and development team that undertakes specific audit and evaluation activities and links with the Management Information Service.

It is also the lead for the Every Child Matters agenda. This includes the development of the Common Assessment Framework across all agencies, and co-ordination of many prevention services through management of the Children & Young People's Integrated Support Panel.