Decision details

Rewiring Public Services: Business Case for Children’s Services

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose of Report: To agree the next phase of the Rewiring Public Services programme.
Members are asked to approve the Place Based Services and Children’s Services Business Cases.


Resolved: That Cabinet agree to:


(i)           Note that extensive engagement has taken place as agreed by Cabinet in July and the priorities that residents have expressed;


(ii)          Approve the 3 Children’s Services business cases, as outlined in the report and Annexes.


(iii)        Agree that a further update on the organisational development plan be brought to Cabinet in November as part of our commitment to report regular progress.


(iv)        Examine any alternative proposals from staff to deliver Castlegate services that meet the timescales and savings targets outlined in the report.


Reasons:     (i)      The phased approach will allow Children’s Centres to become more sustainable, develop community capacity and support the long term vision for Whole Family Support;


(ii)      The approach for Phase 2 of the transformation of Services to Young people will allow for the savings target to be achieved;


(v)         Support the closure of Castlegate and the re-provision of services from West Offices will build a sustainable model which has the flexibility to respond to schools needs.


Report author: Stewart Halliday

Publication date: 07/10/2014

Date of decision: 07/10/2014

Decided at meeting: 07/10/2014 - Executive

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