Children’s charter is agreed by leaders

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A PLEDGE to improve the quality of life of disabled children, young people and their families has been made.

A Disabled Children’s Charter has been signed by the West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board, which includes representatives from the health and social sector.

Chaired by Louise Goldsmith, leader of Chichester-based West Sussex County Council, the board aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people and reduce health inequalities.

The charter has set goals, including promoting the smooth transition between children’s and adult services provided by the local authority.

In a year’s time, the board wants to have detailed and accurate information on the disabled children and young people living in West Sussex and provide public information on how the authority plans to meet their needs.

Cllr Goldsmith said: ‘This charter will give us clear targets to ensure we are doing all we can to support disabled children and young people to reach their full potential.’