Voluntary, community and faith organisations who work with children and young people across Bolton are set to benefit from a new organisation.
The Children and Young People’s Third Sector Strategic Forum was launched at Mere Hall recently, and includes organisations – ranging from small groups to national charities – who provide vital services for children and young people.
Among the groups involved in the forum are Bolton Council of Mosques, Bolton Council and Bolton and Bury Education Business Partnership, all of whom spoke at the launch.
The purpose of the forum is to give everyone a chance to share information and make sure that young people across Bolton are benefiting from the best support.
As well as helping young people, the forum will raise standards among the participating organisations and help them to become more cost effective.
Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “The forum is a fantastic development, the result of a lot of hard work and will bring many benefits for the young people of Bolton.
“I hope that more local organisations can share good practice and make the most of this opportunity, and urge them to get in touch and find out about becoming a member.”