A CARE trust has drawn-up a new children's services strategy for the coming year.

The document sets out seven priorities, developed using feedback from young people themselves about the care they receive.

Aims of the strategy include providing the right support at the relevant time, and involving children and families in decisions about services.

Details of the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust document will be outlined at the organisation's monthly board meeting on Thursday, February 22.

Phil Hubbard, the trust's interim deputy director of adult and children's services, said: "Our teams cover all aspects of a child's care, including health visiting, family nursing, mental health and school nursing, and we are always looking for ways to help the children and young people in our communities have the best start in life.

"The new strategy aims to ensure our children's services provide the right level of support that individuals need."

The meeting will also be given an update on the safer space project, which – in partnership with Creative Support – offers a night-time service for young people suffering an emotional or mental health crisis.

It caters for under-18s between 10pm and 10am, and can be contacted via the urgent care mental health service First Response on 01274 221181.

The meeting – at New Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, between 1.30pm and 4pm – is open to everyone.

For more details, contact Ritta Harrison on rita.harrison@bdct.nhs.uk or 01274 363430.