Issue - meetings

Transforming Youth Support Services

Meeting: 11/07/2011 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education (Item 6)

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This paper presents a review of the current City of York Council Young People’s Services and York Youth Offending Team, and offers options and proposals on three interlinked areas of a new integrated service.

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Decision:

RESOLVED:(i)That Option 2 in Annex A of the Report be agreed as the basis of the restructuring of the Youth Support Services with effect from September 2011.

 

                             (ii)That the York Youth Offer set out in Annex A be agreed as the high level framework both for restructuring Youth Support Services and for engaging with the voluntary, community, faith and uniformed youth sectors.

 

                             (iii)That the proposal for a staged approach to harmonisation of pay and conditions as set out in Annex A be endorsed as the starting point for consultation and negotiation with staff and unions.

 

REASON:            To continue with a process of integration of all youth support services that started a year ago, and to enable these services to operate within the revised budget set by Council.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member considered a report which presented a review of the current City of York Council (CYC) Young Peoples Services (YPS) and  York Youth Offending Team (YOT) and offered options and proposals on three interlinked areas of a new integrated service.

 

The Head of Integrated Youth Support outlined the report and advised that the proposals followed on from the decisions made in July 2010 by the former Executive, to complete the integration of CYC Youth Services and Connexions, to include York YOT. He advised that the challenging areas of work going forward, would be the Youth Support Services Structure as highlighted on page 63 of the agenda and the staff pay and conditions as detailed on page 64.

 

The Cabinet Member commented that she was happy with the ‘Youth Offer’ as set out in Annex A and queried how Officers would report on the implementation of it. The Director of Adults, Children and Education suggested that a progress report could be brought back to a future decision session.

 

The Cabinet Member thanked Officers for the report and all their hard work.

 

RESOLVED:(i)That Option 2 in Annex A of the Report be agreed as the basis of the restructuring of the Youth Support Services with effect from September 2011.

 

                             (ii)That the York Youth Offer set out in Annex A be agreed as the high level framework both for restructuring Youth Support Services and for engaging with the voluntary, community, faith and uniformed youth sectors.

 

                             (iii)That the proposal for a staged approach to harmonisation of pay and conditions as set out in Annex A be endorsed as the starting point for consultation and negotiation with staff and unions.

 

REASON:            To continue with a process of integration of all youth support services that started a year ago, and to enable these services to operate within the revised budget set by Council.


 

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