Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Following a review of the early help arrangements for families and children, proposals for a new family support services have been developed to provide comprehensive information, advice and assistance to families.
1. the future approach to Family Help and Support set out in the report be approved.
2. In line with the Council’s Budgetary Framework, expenditure in relation to future years of up to £500,000 be committed in order to meet the requirements of the new service as set out in this report.
3. Authority be delegated to the Director of Social Services (in line with her statutory responsibility to ensure that preventative services address the care and support needs of the population) in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Director of Education and Corporate Director Resources to take the necessary actions to implement the new Family Help and Support Service.
Institute of Pubic Care have been commissioned to review current services and this includes interviews with key partners and stakeholders so that they can fully contribute to the review. Some consultation has also been undertaken with service users and this will also inform the review.
Publication date: 12/10/2018
Date of decision: 11/10/2018
Decided at meeting: 11/10/2018 - Cabinet
Effeithiol O: 24/10/2018