Issue details

Children's Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Contracts

A one-year extension to the current Child and Young People Mental Health Service for Children in Care and Young Healthy Minds contracts to enable the completion and implementation of a new service model for children and adolescent emotional wellbeing.


The decision relates to Corporate Objectives and is linked with the development of an Emotional Wellbeing Strategy -“The Way Ahead”.  The Strategy forms a key part of the Council’s  Health & Wellbeing Board’s response to two of its overarching outcomes:

·      To ensure that every child has the best start in life

·         That people with mental health issues are supported to live well 

Financial Implications: The value of the children in care element of the service is £1m per annum. The funding for the emotional wellbeing service is £1.1m, £882k of which is from the Public Health and £302k from the CCGs.

The KCC funding is in the agreed budget.

Legal Implications: These are both three year contracts with an option to extend.

Equality Implications: None

Is the matter referred to in the Directorate’s Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme? Part of ongoing work with NHS.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/01/2015

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Carol Infanti, Strategic Commissioning Manager 03000 416294 carol.infanti Email:


The issue will be discussed by the Children’s Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee on 20 January 2015.

Financial implications: Carol Infanti Commissioning Officer, Strategic Commissioning 03000 416294

Legal implications: 15/00006


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