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Policies, Protocols and Strategies

Here you will find an A-Z of all policies, protocols and strategies which can be found in various sections of the website.

The Hull Children, Young People and Families Plan 2019 - 2023

A plan to ensure Hull is an inspiring, healthy and safe city for children and young people to learn, play, work and live has been launched.

The city’s Children, Young People and Families Board launched the plan for the city today (30 September 2019)

It outlines help to provide the best start in life for the city’s children, support to ensure children are ready for school, have access to good-quality education and that children with special educational needs and disabilities get the right help.

Partners will work together to improve early identification for young people who need help and work with families whose lives are affected by domestic abuse.

It also highlights the importance of young people having a voice and being enabled to be active citizens, as well as have good social, emotional and mental health and well-being.

Alison Murphy, chair of the board and director of Children and Family Services at Hull City Council, said: “We want all children and young people and their families to make healthy lifestyle choices, be safe from harm and have the confidence to be ambitious and to achieve their aspirations.

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Access full document here -

http://www.hull.gov.uk/sites/hull/files/media/HCYPFP%20web%202.pdf (opens pdf document)


Hull Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2014-2020

Hull is an amazing City and its people and their communities are its greatest asset. It is a place that has a history of strong partnership working and a shared vision of what is required to improve the lives of our residents. It’s a great place to be born, live, learn, work, have a family and grow older.

Hull is a changing City. Overall people are far healthier than they were in the past, but unfortunately, even today, not everyone has the same opportunity to thrive. This is what we mean when we talk about ‘health inequalities’. In some parts of Hull people will live 10 years fewer than in other parts. This difference is closely linked to poverty, housing, educational attainment, employment and social isolation.

This strategy, to tackle health inequalities and improve health and wellbeing, has been developed by taking account of our assets, our challenges, The City Plan, Hull 2020 and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).

In this strategy we acknowledge that there are some things Hull can do for itself but also that there are issues where we must use the leverage of our local, regional and national partners.

Access the strategy here.



HCC Health Needs Policy September 2023


SEND Code of Practice - 0-25 Years

Hull Childhood to Adulthood Transition Protocol 2021

Hull LAP SEND Strategic Plan 2024 7 Final 1.3.24

SEND Sufficiency

Kingston upon Hull City Council has a statutory duty under Education Act 1996 Section 14(1) to ensure that it provides sufficient school places for all pupils who are resident within the city. It has specific duties to ensure that there is sufficient provision for pupils with Specialist Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who have an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan and have a need for designated specialist provision. 

2023 07 Proposed High Needs Capital Schemes To Support SEND Sufficiency 2023 Onwards

App 1 HCC SEND Sufficiency Strategy Refresh FINAL (003)

Send Sufficiency High Needs Capital Strategy 2023 28



Post 16 Transport Policy 2022 2023

Hull Voice and Influence Strategy

Hull’s Voice and Influence strategy sets out the vision and aspirations that:

“Effective systems are in place to ensure all children, young people and their families can actively participate and engage in issues, services and decisions that affect them. Engaging with children and young people and enabling them to have their voices heard is everyone’s business to ensure their feedback is acted upon to deliver continuous improvement”.

The purpose of this strategy is to provide a coordinated and consistent approach to understanding the needs of the community and emerging issues by promoting genuine and meaningful involvement of children, young people and their families in Hull.

Voice and Influence is everybody’s business

To enable effective Voice and Influence to happen, there needs to be an ongoing dialogue with children and young people at all levels. Enabling children and young people to truly influence the range of decisions that impact upon their lives is a challenge and, in some cases, means sharing with or giving power to children and young people.

Change the culture

Voice and Influence is more than a discrete strategy or a team but must be embedded into everything that we do across Children and families services– an approach, a culture and built into service design and development as well as in our day-to-day core business. Engagement with children and young people – everyone's responsibility, everyone’s business.

Common language

Hear by Right standards cover all aspects of young people’s participation. They help offer a helpful common ground and shared language on participation.

Last updated: 11/8/2023