Issue details

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

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/01/2019

Decision due: Not before 15th Apr 2019 by Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education

Lead director: Stuart Collins, Sarah Hammond

Department: Education & Young People's Services

Contact: 03000 410519 , 03000 411488.


In May 2018, Children, Young People and Education (CYPE) Cabinet Committee agreed for officers to undertake a review into the governance structures and remit of Local Children’s Partnership Groups (LCPGs), Youth Advisory Groups (YAGs) and District Advisory Boards (DABs).


In September 2018, the CYPE Cabinet Committee discussed the findings of the review and proposed options where opportunities co-ordination and aligned governance had been identified. It was agreed that the Cabinet Member and officers should continue exploring the identified opportunities and hold robust discussions with the Chairs of the existing groups, which returned to Cabinet Committee in January 2019 with a final set of proposals.

Financial implications: Potential savings will be made by streamlining the meetings.

Legal implications: Governance, where it found that, whilst each group had terms of reference, there was a mixed purpose of both strategic and operation discussions. There was evidence of duplications of discussions, priorities and membership.

Equalities implications: An EqIA was completed as part of the process. It is not expected that the proposed decision would have a negative impact on direct service delivery.


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