A THREE-YEAR plan which aims to deliver a bright future for children in East Renfrewshire has been hailed as “robust.”

East Renfrewshire Council (ERC) worked with a number of partner agencies to produce the Children and Young People’s Services Plan.

Dubbed ‘Getting It Right With You,’ it sets out the local authority’s vision for children’s services between now and 2021.

Councillor Caroline Bamforth, chair of the East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership Board, said: “The plan is ambitious and crucial to our strategy for improving outcomes for children and families.

“We want to create more opportunities, especially for those in greatest need and in more deprived areas.

“Partnership working is essential to the growth of the amazing children and young people in East Renfrewshire and we will work with them and their families to ensure they are valued, nurtured, inspired and empowered to reach their full potential.”

The new plan sets out the council’s strategy for providing the best services for children and young people across East Renfrewshire.

It focuses on partnership working with families and targeted services to ensure they get the help they need, when they need it.

Prevention and early help are at the forefront of the integrated approach.

ERC has worked with the likes of Police Scotland and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on implementing the plan.

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust, the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, Children’s Hearing System, Skills Development Scotland and Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire, as well as a range of other partners in local and national third sector organisations, have also been involved.

Council leader Tony Buchanan said: “We are proud that East Renfrewshire has such a robust plan to support the development of the children and young people who live here.”

The full plan can be read online at www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/health.