Healthy Child Service
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To provide the Executive with options for the
future provision of a 0-19 Healthy Child Service for children and
young people in the City of York.
The report will ask Members to consider options for the future provision/contracts for health visiting, school nursing and the National Child Measurement Programme.
Resolved: That the Executive approve Option Three – to allow the contracts for the existing health visiting, school nursing and National Child Measurement Programme to end on 31 March 2016 and create an “in house” provision with a new delivery model with effect from 1 April 2016.
Reason: Given the imperative to ensure that the establishment of a new Healthy Child Service supports the delivery of the transformation programme already in progress across children’s services and, in particular, the offer provided by Children’s Centres and Youth Services, including Castlegate, this is the option that provides the greatest flexibility and value for money. It will also facilitate local integration with health services for children and young people that are delivered by NHS organisations such as York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
Report author: Sharon Stoltz
Publication date: 27/08/2015
Date of decision: 27/08/2015
Decided at meeting: 27/08/2015 - Executive
Effective from: 02/09/2015