Reconfiguration of the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service Children's Centre provision and its impact on Schools
Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
The reconfiguration of the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service is resulting in the removal of provision from 23 maintained schools and changes within the 21 schools where provision is being retained. This is causing financial distress to the schools sector and this report sets out transitional funding arrangements to address this.
County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council and County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved that, to support schools in the transition of the Children Centre provision, the authority's estimate of property costs totalling circa £0.658m for 2016/17 is paid to all 44 schools affected for the 2017/18 financial year. This will provide one year of certainty for schools funding and assist in ensuring financial viability where this is an issue.
Date of decision: 23/01/2017
Effective from: 27/01/2017