Decision details

Turnaround Grant – Ministry of Justice

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children & Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To gain approval to accept Grant funding which is to be awarded to NYCC YJS by Ministry of Justice to enable the delivery of a Turnaround Programme. The turnaround programme is a voluntary youth early intervention programme led by the Authority. The Programme is a three-year programme which aims to improve outcomes and prevent offending for children who are on the cusp of the youth justice system and who do not meet the threshold for statutory support.
The overall aims of the Programme are to: • Achieve positive outcomes for children with the aim of preventing them going on to offend; • Build on work already done to ensure all children on the cusp of the youth justice system are consistently offered a needs assessment and the opportunity for support; • Improve the socio-emotional, mental health and wellbeing of children; and • Improve the integration and partnership working between YOT and other statutory services to support children.
The annual breakdown of the Grant amount year 1 2022-2023 Mobilisation Payment: £10,796.00 Delivery Payment: £71,177.90 Y2 2023-2024 Delivery Payment: £226,229.14 Y3 2024-2025 Delivery Payment: £226,105.03 Total £534,308.07 The first payment will be paid by the 5 December 2022 and will cover Financial Year 1 (December 2022-March 2023). The first payment will include costs for mobilisation, which will need to be spent by the end of this financial year; subsequent payments will be made on a six-monthly basis.

Decision:

Approval to accept Grant funding which is to be awarded to NYCC YJS by Ministry of Justice to enable the delivery of a Turnaround Programme

Reasons for the decision:

. The turnaround programme is a voluntary youth early intervention programme led by the Authority. The Programme is a three-year programme which aims to improve outcomes and prevent offending for children who are on the cusp of the youth justice system and who do not meet the threshold for statutory support.
The overall aims of the Programme are to: • Achieve positive outcomes for children with the aim of preventing them going on to offend; • Build on work already done to ensure all children on the cusp of the youth justice system are consistently offered a needs assessment and the opportunity for support; • Improve the socio-emotional, mental health and wellbeing of children; and • Improve the integration and partnership working between YOT and other statutory services to support children.
The annual breakdown of the Grant amount year 1 2022-2023 Mobilisation Payment: £10,796.00 Delivery Payment: £71,177.90 Y2 2023-2024 Delivery Payment: £226,229.14 Y3 2024-2025 Delivery Payment: £226,105.03 Total £534,308.07 The first payment will be paid by the 5 December 2022 and will cover Financial Year 1 (December 2022-March 2023). The first payment will include costs for mobilisation, which will need to be spent by the end of this financial year; subsequent payments will be made on a six-monthly basis.

Alternative options considered:

None.

Publication date: 09/11/2022

Date of decision: 08/11/2022

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