||The constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. It also details our policy framework which includes documents which are approved by the full county council.
| Carers strategy - caring for carers 2017-22 (pdf / 956 KB)
||Caring for carers sets out North Yorkshire’s over-arching strategy for promoting carers' health and wellbeing. It has been produced by the health and wellbeing board for North Yorkshire, working on behalf of local residents. It is an all-ages strategy, aimed at supporting carers to both continue caring and to have a life of their own.
| Transformation plan for children and young people’s emotional and mental health (pdf / 9 MB)
||Our transformation plan for children and young people's emotional and mental health up to 2020, working in partnership with local clinical commissioning groups.
| Closing the gap in early years strategy 2015 - 2018 (pdf / 619 KB)
||A strategy for all early years providers, practitioners and local authority services working with young children from 0-5 years.
|Strategy for school improvement
||North Yorkshire's strategy and support for partnership working with schools and settings to improve outcomes for all children and young people.
| A plan for economic growth 2017 (pdf / 1 MB)
||This document outlines the council’s vision for economic growth and identifies its role in supporting this aspiration. Economic growth can lead to better quality of life for all of the County’s citizens by increasing average wages, improving long-term health outcomes, addressing economic inequality and creating greater levels of choice and fulfilment for those people wishing to live and work in North Yorkshire.
| Corporate governance policy (pdf / 643 KB)
||We are committed to demonstrating good corporate governance. This code sets out what the governance arrangements are, and who is responsible for them within the council. It also explains how the arrangements will be kept under review and monitored for compliance.
| Family and friends care policy (pdf / 357 KB)
||This policy sets out the support and services for children who are looked after by friends and family carers under informal or private arrangements between the carers and the parents, which may or may not be known about by the council. The policy also sets out the support financial and non-financial and services provided for children who are ‘looked after’ by the council or who are living in a placement which has been brokered or arranged by the council as an alternative to the children having to be placed in stranger foster care.
| Modern slavery statement (pdf / 405 KB)
||This statement sets out our actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business or our supply chains.