14/01/2019 - 18/00071 - Children and Young People's Mental Health Services, Funded by Kent County Council

KCC will work with the CCG to review and vary the existing contracts, potentially terminating the section 76 agreement and putting in place arrangements which allow KCC to directly manage the KCC funded NELFT contracts.

 

Background

KCC, Children, Young People and Education (CYPE) Directorate, Public Health and the 7 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Kent have worked together since 2015 to implement a county wide Children and Young People Mental Health service partnership model. This model includes the provision of universal education services, early intervention services for children and young people experiencing early stage wellbeing difficulties, targeted services for those with a high complexity of need and specialist services for those young people with complex and serious mental health conditions.

 

To work together in the integrated model the Council entered into a Section 76 (S.76) arrangement with West Kent CCG (North, West and East Kent) and Thanet CCG (East Kent), for the NELFT contract to provide services to support:

      Priority assessment for Looked After Children;

      Work in Early Help Units, to intervene early and stop escalation into Tier 3 mental health services;

      Children at risk of, or subject to, the effects of harmful sexual behaviour; and

      Kent Health Needs Education Service (KHNES)

 

In April 2017, NELFT were awarded the contract to run CYPMHS for 5-years from 1st September 2017 with a total contract value of £82,504,977 over 5-years (£15,964,287 p.a.). Of this KCC fund four key areas; Early Help (£1.2m); Children in Care (£1m); Kent Health Needs Education Service (£240k); and Children at risk of or subject to harmful sexual behaviour (£217k) total £2.657m p.a. over 5-years.

 

Other options were considered in terms of how best to better manage the KCC elements of the CYPMHS.  These included:

-           Setting up additional contract management processes, with support from the CCGs,

-           Establishing an alternative model of provision and ending the current arrangements.

 

Having considered the above options, including discussing them with Cabinet Committee, working with the CCG to vary the contract, with the potential for terminating the s76 agreement so that KCC would be managing NELFT directly for the Council’s new model of contracts, as proposed in this forthcoming decision, was identified as the most appropriate option to progress.

 

KCC is committed to working in partnership with the NHS and the provider to manage the challenges that are facing mental health services for children and young people. KCC wishes to retain a partnership approach with the NHS and to review how to make the model work in the interests of children and young people.

 

However, KCC also has to ensure that the contribution it makes to the contracts in place are delivering the expected outcomes that the Local Authority is responsible for.

 

By reviewing the contract KCC can make the necessary changes to ensure that the people of Kent get the best outcomes and receive more effective services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 22/01/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: Karen Sharp

Notice of decision: 17/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/01/2019 - 18/00069 - Admission Arrangements and Scheme for 2020-21 Academic Year

Proposed Decision: To determine the primary and secondary school co-ordinated admissions schemes for 2020 and the admission arrangements for Kent community and voluntary controlled primary schools and the admission arrangements for Kent community and voluntary controlled secondary schools 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 22/01/2019 to enable the decision to be on the FED for a minimum of 28 days and to enable the proposed decisio to be considered by the CYPE Cabinet Committee at its meeting on 11 January 2019

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Scott Bagshaw

Notice of decision: 17/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/01/2019 - 18/00072 - KCC Supported Bus Services in Thanet and Sevenoaks consultation

The budget for 2018/19 saw a reduction in funding for supported bus services of £455K.  This reduction in funding would require a reduction in the number of services supported.  KCC committed to delivering any reduction through partnership working with operators, to identify opportunities where existing commercial services could mitigate changes or commercial initiatives could be implemented.

 

For background, bus services in Kent fall into two categories:

 

·Commercially (profit-making) operated services.

·Subsidised (KCC funded) services.

 

Since bus privatisation in 1985, operators in Kent run routes on a commercial basis, where there are enough passengers to fund the service. Around 97% of journeys in Kent run in this way – with around 40 operators covering 600 services – without any funding from Kent County Council (KCC).  But not all of Kent’s bus services are run on a purely commercial basis. For the last 30 years, KCC has funded some routes which, while not commercially viable, have been considered important to the needs of the communities and passengers they serve.

 

Operators have presented KCC with proposals that will enable KCC to reduce spend, whilst being able to protect school services and ensurethose communities currently served still have access to transport.  These proposals were presented to ETCC on the 20th March 2018 and approval was granted to go to public consultation. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: Not before 17/01/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days. in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Birchington & Rural; Broadstairs; Cliftonville; Malling West; Margate; Ramsgate; Sevenoaks North & Darent Valley; Sevenoaks Rural South;

Lead officer: Philip Lightowler

Notice of decision: 17/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/01/2019 - 19/00010 - Agilisys Contract

Proposed Decision:

 

To extend the contract with Agilisys until 8th December 2025 on revised terms.

 

Background:

 

The contract with Agilisys started on the 9th December 2015 and ends on the 8th December 2021 with an annual value of £3,431k.  It is for the provision of a contact point including a call centre, digital offering, and associated back office processing.  The Council will exercise an option to extend the contract until 8th December 2025 which will enable a package of improvements to the quality and resilience of the service to be implemented as well as a cost reduction.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Customers, Communications and Performance

Decision due date: Not before 08/02/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Vincent Godfrey

Notice of decision: 10/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular
person (including the authority holding that information)


09/01/2019 - 18/00073 - Thanet Transport Strategy

The existing Thanet District Transport Plan was adopted in 2005. Many of the measures that were identified 13 years ago have been implemented successfully. However, the growth proposed within the emerging Thanet Local Plan has instigated a review of the existing transport challenges within the district and a new strategy is now required to meet the future needs of the local highway network.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: 17/01/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days. in accordance wih statutory requirements

Division affected: Birchington & Rural; Broadstairs; Cliftonville; Margate; Ramsgate;

Lead officer: James Wraight

Notice of decision: 17/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/01/2019 - 18/00068 - Managing Kent's Highway Infrastructure

To adopt and publish documents concerning highways asset management and our implementation of Well-managed Highway Infrastructure, to maximise Incentive Fund resource and continue to be well placed to defend claims.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: Not before 17/01/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Alan Casson, David Latham

Notice of decision: 03/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 19/00008 - Renewal of Oracle Support and Maintenance (into a single contract)

To renew the contract with Oracle for support and maintenance on Oracle eBusiness Suite and Oracle Business Intelligence.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Decision due date: Not before 11/03/2019 In order that the proposed decsion can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: Laurence Lewis

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt


07/01/2019 - 19/00007 - The proposed district-based governance structure for 0-19 (and up to 25) years non-statutory children's services

Proposed Decision:

 

To change the 0-19 (and up to 25) non-statutory children’s services district governance arrangements by establishing a KCC Member Chaired Local Children’s Partnership Group, building on the strengths of the existing groups and for the existing YAGs and DABs to retain their age-specific specialisms and engagement with young people and parents through bi-annual conversations, which will feed into the LCPGs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 05/02/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 19/00009 - Proposal to change the age range of Bysing Wood Primary School, Faversham, from 4-11 years to 2-11 years

The Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education proposes to issue a public notice to permanently change the age range of the school and subject to no objections being received to the public notice, and change the age range from 4-11 years to 2-11 years in order to establish a Governing Body run nursery provision at Bysing Wood Primary School.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 04/02/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Faversham;

Lead officer: Marisa White

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 19/00006 - School Term Dates 2020-2021 and 2021-22

The proposed decision is to determine the School Year dates for community and voluntary controlled schools, by the local authority (LA).

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 29/03/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: David Adams

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 18/00070 - Proposal to expand Speldhurst Church of England Primary School

The proposed decision is to permanently expand Speldhurst Church of England Primary School, Langton Road, Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0NP, from 140 places to 210 places, increasing the published admission number (PAN) from 20 to 30 Reception Year places from September 2020.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 29/03/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Tunbridge Wells West;

Lead officer: Jared Nehra

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 19/00005 - Assessment and rehabilitation services for people with sensory impairments

Kent County Council has a statutory responsibility under The Care Act (2014) to meet peoples assessed eligible needs, this includes specific duties related to people with sensory impairments.  The proposal to implement new arrangements for the provision of these statutory assessment and rehabilitation services will allow for the development of a sensory operating model that is flexible, improves outcomes for people with sensory impairments and that can be aligned with other pathways across Adult Social Care and Health.

 

Therefore, the proposed decision is to implement new arrangements for the provision of statutory assessment and rehabilitation services for sight impaired adults, statutory assessment and rehabilitation for sight impaired children and statutory equipment assessment and rehabilitation for hearing impaired older adults aged 65 years and over.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: Not before 05/02/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be publsihed for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Samantha Sheppard

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 19/00004 - Managed Service for Interpreting, Translating and Transcription Services for d/Deaf and Deafblind People

To implement new arrangements for the provision of interpreting services for d/Deaf and Deafblind people, including an in-house interpreting service and a framework contract.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: Not before 05/02/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be publsihed for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Samantha Sheppard

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 19/00003 - Provision of additional accommodation at Finberry Primary Academy

In 2014 the Education Cabinet Committee resolved that a new 2FE primary school at Cheesman’s Green, Ashford, would be commissioned and a competition to secure a sponsor was held. The Stour Academy Trust was appointed to sponsor the School by the Secretary of State for Education and in 2015 a funding agreement for a 2FE school was signed between the Trust and the Secretary of State.

 

The primary school, known as Finberry Primary School, opened in September 2015 in a temporary facility.

 

Planning permission for the 2FE permanent school was secured with the permanent site opening for pupils and staff in September 2017. 2FE of infrastructure was delivered but only sufficient classrooms for 1FE of pupil. The classrooms needed to accommodate the 2nd FE of pupils will be required from September 2020.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 29/03/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Ashford Rural East;

Lead officer: David Adams

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 19/00002 - Award of Grant - Kent County Council Network Requirements

Following receipt of a business case, the Secretary of State for Transport has agreed to grant KCC capped funding of up to £29m for road and infrastructure requirements to prepare for leaving the EU on 29 March 2019. Funding will be paid as capital grant under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 to KCC as the accountable body.

 

In order to ensure improvements are made before 29 March, construction work needs to start urgently.

 

Therefore the proposed decision is to delegate to the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment and Transport, in consultation with the Leader of KCC and the Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, and Transport, authority to spend grant funding from the Secretary of State for road network requirements to prepare for leaving the EU on 29 March 2019.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: Not before 05/02/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Simon Jones

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 18/00054 - Digital Strategy

The Adult Social Care and Health Being Digital Strategy 2018- 2021 has been developed to set out the strategic direction for, and help to enable the delivery of, digital innovation and technology to transform and support the new operating models for the Adult Social Care and Health Directorate.  The strategy is focused on five themes: digitally enabled people, place, practice, product and partnerships.

 

An Implementation Plan has also been created to outline how the visions and aims of the strategy will be delivered by 2021; this includes several existing digital projects and new proposed ideas.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: Not before 05/02/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Rachael Letchford

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/01/2019 - 19/00001 - Charging for the disposal of non-household waste at the Kent County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres (soil, rubble, hardcore and plasterboard)

The Kent Waste Disposal Strategy (2017-2035) was adopted in February 2017 and sets out the overarching ambition for KCC Waste Management. Analysis has shown that the current waste infrastructure will not cope with the expected levels of waste growth anticipated as a result of the forecast population increase. Before considering any potential funding for added infrastructure, officers are developing projects and policy changes designed to reduce demand on site, create revenue streams and create clearer intelligence that will enable stronger and more successful enforcement actions against individuals defrauding the Authority through illegal disposal of trade and commercial waste.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: Not before 05/02/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be publsihed for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: David Beaver

Notice of decision: 07/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/12/2018 - 18/00067 - Rates Payable and Charges Levied for Adult Social Care Services 2019/2020

This proposed decision revises the rates payable and charges levied. It will enable the Council to raise funding, as required by Parliament, to help meet the cost of providing social care services to the people of Kent.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision due date: Not before 07/01/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Michelle Goldsmith

Notice of decision: 03/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/10/2018 - 18/00058 - Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2019-23

The Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent (KCP) is a five year rolling plan which is updated annually. It sets out how Kent discharges its statutory responsibility, as the Strategic Commissioner of Education Provision, to provide sufficient Early Years, SEND, Primary and Secondary places and to ensure that there are appropriate learning pathways for pupils at Post 16.  It is also our responsibility to ensure that we have enough places in the right locations, to meet the demands of increased pupil numbers and parental preferences.  It reflects the fact that the Local Authority’s role has changed to being the commissioner, as well as continuing to be a provider, of education provision. 

 

Data from the Office for National Statics (ONS) and the Health Authority suggest that births across the County, which have fluctuated in recent years, rose slightly in 2016-17.  The numbers of families with primary and secondary aged pupils migrating into the County continue to be greater than the numbers moving out, with a net increase in the year ending June 2017 of 1,575 pupils at primary age and 862 at secondary. The housing identified in District/Borough core plans or their variants suggest there is provision for up to 55,000 new homes across the period 2017-18 to 2022-23. These factors require increases in the provision of school places (particularly at the secondary school phase) in the coming years. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: Not before 14/01/2019 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements, and to allow for Cabinet Committee consideration.

Lead officer: Keith Abbott

Notice of decision: 19/10/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/07/2018 - 18/00047 - Proposal to establish a 16 place Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) from September 2019 at St John's CE Primary School, Canterbury

As Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, subject to no objections being received to the public notice, I propose to:

 

(i)      Issue a public notice to establish a 16 place Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) from September 2019.

 

(ii)     Establish a 16 place Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 28/08/2018 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Canterbury City North;

Lead officer: Marisa White

Notice of decision: 31/07/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/01/2018 - 17/00135 - Pitch Allocation Policy for Gypsy and Traveller Service Change

To revise and update Kent County Council’s (KCC) Gypsy and Traveller Service Allocations Policy and to the introduction of a service charge which will be subject to an  annual increase in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) for all plots on KCC managed sites, which will be used to maintain and support reasonable living standards for site residents.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services

Decision due date: Not before 18/07/2018 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: Palminder Sandher

Notice of decision: 09/01/2018

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/12/2017 - 17/00125 - Healthwatch Kent interim contract

Proposed decision: To agree:-

 

a)    the implementation of an interim contract for the provision of a Local Healthwatch for Kent for the period April 1st 2018 to March 31st 2020, with sufficient break clauses to end earlier where appropriate; and

 

b)    To incorporate the Service User Forum and Mental health Action Groups into the Healthwatch Kent contract

 

How the decision relates to Corporate Objectives

 

·         Commissioning Framework Principle 7:  Customers at the heart of our commissioning approach

·         KCC’s commissioning of a Healthwatch for Kent is required by duties under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which built upon the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

 

The matter is referred to in the Business Plan/Medium Term Capital Programme.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Traded Services

Decision due date: Not before 17/01/2018 in order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: (All Division);

Lead officer: Emma Hanson

Notice of decision: 20/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/09/2017 - 17/00094 - Disposal of Land East of Great Chart Primary School, Singleton

Approval to the Director of Infrastructure to progress with and enter into the necessary documentation to complete the disposal of the aforementioned property in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services. The Decision will seek legal agreements to be actioned to complete the sale of the relevant properties.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Decision due date: Not before 18/10/2017 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead officer: Roderick Lemerle

Notice of decision: 20/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


20/09/2017 - 17/00084 - (Phase 2) A274 Sutton Road, Maidstone at its junction with Willington Street

The Willington Street Junction Improvement Scheme is to help reduce congestion on the Sutton Road corridor on the A274 strategic route. Public engagement on the revised scheme layout will be carried out during August 2017, a report will be presented to advise the feedback and potential amendments including any related mitigation measures.

 

The scheme supports policy objectives of supporting existing businesses and encouraging economic activity with housing growth and job creation by reducing congestion and improving infrastructure and accessibility.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Decision due date: Not before 18/10/2017 In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Division affected: Maidstone Rural North; Maidstone South; Maidstone South East;

Lead officer: Russell Boorman

Notice of decision: 20/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/10/2016 - 16/00101 - Proposal to expand Marden Primary School

The Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education will be asked to agree to:

 

      i.        Expand Marden Primary School, Goudhurst Road, Marden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 9JX, from 280 places to 420 places, increasing the published admission number (PAN) from 40 to 60 for Year R entry in September 2018

     ii.        Allocate the budget from the Basic Needs budget (full details to be provided within the Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee Report)


In accordance with Appendix 4 Part 2 16 (a) of the Council’s constitution, the Council’s Executive Scheme of Officer Delegation provides that “Once a Member-level decision has been taken……the implementation of that decision should be delegated to officers…”  In this instance it is envisaged that the
Director of Infrastructure will inherit the authority to act and will enter into any necessary contracts/ agreements on behalf of the County Council or further delegate responsibilities in accordance with 16 (c) of the same scheme “Senior Managers exercising delegated powers will…be able to sub-delegate…functions to more junior officers”

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Decision due date: Not before 01/01/2018 In order to ensure that the council conforms to statutory and local governance requirements.

Division affected: Maidstone Rural West;

Lead officer: Jared Nehra

Notice of decision: 03/10/2016

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/02/2015 - Lawn Primary School, Gravesend - New Playing Field

Update 01 February 2017:  Officers have confirmed that the decision is still ‘live’ and that KCC continue to work with the landowner regarding use of the land and any consequential s106 arrangements.  The process is expected to be lengthy and is likely to be ongoing for the duration of 2017.

 

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The Cabinet Member will be asked to agree that KCC take a long lease of 99 years at a nominal rent from Lafarge to facilitate expansion of school roll.

Lafarge to create new playing field and to maintain subsoil thereafter.

The Playing Field is being delivered as part of a s106 Agreement being a contribution to mitigate the impact of adjacent development of 510 homes upon Lawn Primary School and free up space on the existing Lawn PS site to enable expansion of the existing school buildings from 1FE to 2FE.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Decision due date: Before 01/01/2018 In order that the decision can be considered by the relevant Cabinet Committee before being taken by the Cabinet Member

Division affected: Northfleet & Gravesend West;

Notice of decision: 23/02/2015

Anticipated restriction: Open