Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
That proposals for a new structure for the
Children and Families Service be implemented following consultation
with staff and trade unions.
PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally
published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no
longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in
committee management system that we use.
There was a need to review and restructure the Children & Families Service to enable the further alignment of children’s social care and prevention teams, moving to a locality model, whilst addressing budget reductions due to a number of non-recurring funding streams (totalling £1.2M) ceasing or likely to cease in the near future. The new structure will also ensure the delivery of further budget savings of £650K required to mainstream the No Wrong Door initiative, the de-delegation of Minority Ethnic Achievement funding and £100K remaining savings associated with Early Years. The new service model also increases capacity within safeguarding teams to address increased demand and/or changes in demand in relation to prevention cases.
Other options were considered as part of the
review as follows:
1 – do nothing
2 – reducing staffing through reduction of posts, vacancy management and removal of temporary posts.
Publication date: 30/04/2021