Kent County Council is set to team up with the NHS and police in a bid to safeguard children from being exploited by gangs.
It comes after a review found the current process does not “work effectively” and should be abolished.
Going forward health professionals and the force will attend council meetings which discuss the safety of vulnerable children.
KCC has also launched a new programme for social care called Change for Kent Children which will target “at risk” young people.
It is hoped this will reduce county lines gangs and knife crime.
Councillor Michael Northey said: "Where family relationships have broken down, gang membership gives young people a sense of belonging.
“Of course they are being exploited."