Issue details

Adolescent Strategy 2019-2023

An Adolescent Strategy for Blackburn with Darwen has been developed to clearly set out in one place all the services and support for our young people aged 8 to 19.  
The strategy supports young people who collectively have a wide range of needs, and ensures that provision and intervention is offered across Universal, Targeted and Specialist services and across all levels of need (Continuum of Need and Response). 

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/12/2019

Decision due: 9 Jan 2020 by Executive Board

Lead member: Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education, Executive Member for Public Health, Prevention & Wellbeing

Lead director: Strategic Director of Children & Education (DCS), Director of Public Health

Department: Children, Young People and Education

Contact: Imran Akuji Email:, Ailsa Smith Email:, Justine Westwell Email:

Consultation process

Over 600 young people, staff, partners and elected members have been consulted on what should be included, and this feedback has directly influenced the design of services and shaped future plans.

Making Representations: Imran Akuji Head of Adolescent Services


  • Adolescent Strategy 2019-2023