North Yorkshire Partners in Practice (PiP) Programme

North Yorkshire's Children and Young People's Service has been designated as a DfE Partner in Practice (PiP) (one of seven Local Authorities nationally). This designation means the Local Authority will support and work alongside other authorities to share best practice and, as a result, develop more sustainable high performance in children's social care across the country.

As part of this programme we are extending the methodology behind the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme No Wrong Door project to the government’s priority areas of care leavers and children and young people with mental health issues in residential schools and pupil referral units. The current and planned No Wrong Door project will operate from hubs and bring together a multi-disciplinary team including clinical psychologists, speech therapists, family workers, education and training, employment support, placement support and homelessness support. This methodology has seen an increase in adolescents remaining at home through the successful out-of-care support, with a reduction in crisis presentations and young people being remanded into custody.

To support sector improvement and workforce development North Yorkshire will be offering tailored support to other local authorities in order to enhance local performance and innovation. They will also look to further improve their own practice through implementation of reflective supervision and better use of technology to develop a single digital view of a child.

More information can be found below on the range of support we can offer to other local authorities:

If you are interested in hearing more and working together with North Yorkshire Children and Young People's Service to further improve services for children and families please contact on the details below:

E-mail: or Tel: 01609 533793

Useful downloads

Partners in Practice Newsletter - December 2017

Partners in Practice Newsletter - October 2017

Partners in Practice Newsletter - August 2017

Partners in Practice Newsletter - June 2017

Partners in Practice Newsletter - May 2017

Partners in Practice Newsletter - March 2017

Related links

North Yorkshire County Council website


For more information contact us on Email: or Tel: 01609 533793