Decision details

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

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