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 type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;
Decision status: For Determination
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/01/2019
Decision due: Not before 5th Feb 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.
These proposals have been through consultation with CYPE Cabinet Committee in May and September of 2018. The feedback from these discussions led to further liaison with Members of CYPE Cabinet Committee and the Chairs of the existing governance groups. The Lead Officer has also contact relevant partner agencies, to incorporate their feedback into the final proposals. Draft proposals were also presented to Cabinet Members (CMM) on 3rd December 2018 and the revised proposals are scheduled to be presented to CMM on 7th January 2019.
Local Councillors who are Chairs or attendees of the current YAGs, DABs and LCPGs were consulted in early 2018 and again during October and December 2018. The feedback from these meetings has been fully considered in the shaping of the proposals to be presented to CYPE Cabinet Committee in January 2019. Members representing the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties at CYPE Cabinet Committee were also consulted with, as part of this process.
Financial implications: There are no financial implications expected as a result of the proposed changes to district governance structures for 0-19 (and up to 25) non-statutory children’s services. The current arrangements are supported by members of staff within EHPS and, whilst this will continue to be the case within the new proposed arrangements, it is hoped that these will be far more effective and reduce some of the duplicated administration, thus resulting in a reduction of staff time. It is also anticipated that the proposed changes will result in a reduction of duplicated attendance from partner agencies, who currently sit across all three of the existing groups.
Legal implications: There are no legal implications expected as a result of the proposed changes to district governance structures for 0-19 (and up to 25) non-statutory children’s services.
Equalities implications: It is not expected that the proposed changes to district governance structures for 0-19 (and up to 25) non-statutory children’s services will have a negative impact on direct service delivery. However, the Equalities Impact Assessment has been completed, as an appendix to the Proposals Report, to be presented to CYPE Cabinet Committee in January 2019.