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Strategic objective - Giving every child the best start in life

Over the past year we have established the Primary Raising Attainment and Inclusion, Supporting Education (PRAISE) Team, helping support children who are looked after at home and enabling them to be able to participate and achieve more within the school setting.

The number of young people accommodated away from home in a residential setting has fallen to down from 22 in 2017 to 10 in 2020, with our REACH Team providing intensive, co-ordinated and flexible support to young people with multiple complex needs and their families, within their own homes and communities.

Scotland's newest secondary school and the first in 20 years in Scotland, Bertha Park High School, was completed in July 2019.  It was shortlisted under "Best Project" in the Education Buildings Scotland Awards, and received the award for Technology: Transforming Learning, Teaching and the Curriculum.

Over 700 families were supported by projects over the summer to decrease food insecurity and over 100 volunteers gave their time to support local communities.

To promote and highlight the importance of play in the health, wellbeing, learning and development of children a wide range of organisations were engaged and cooperated in developing the Perth and Kinross Play Framework and Action Plan.

We have a set of icon Key Indicators - Giving every child the best start in life [423Kb] for each of our strategic objectives, detailing our performance over time and against targets along with contextual information.

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