Since April 2006 all local authorities have been required to publish an annual Children and Young People's Plan (CYPP). These documents are intended to describe the services for children which each authority provides, and also cover how they will be managed or developed in the future.
The NFER has recently published Analysis of Children and Young People's Plans 2007. This report takes a close look at the CYPPs of 50 different authorities, and also compares them to the CYPPs of 2006, to analyse what progress or changes have occurred in the last 12 months.
For those readers who live and work locally, you may be interested in looking at the Birmingham Children and Young People's Plan 2008-11, which was published in April.