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Children and Family Wellbeing Service: Responses to Consultation and Final Proposals

At its meeting on 8 February 2018, Full Council approved proposals to reduce the number of settings through which the Children and Family Wellbeing Service delivers its service offer subject to consultation, with the outcome to the consultation to be presented to Cabinet for final approval. This report presents the outcome of the consultation.

 

Careful consideration has been given to each setting including the local level of need for the service: its location; accessibility; suitability to deliver services; type and scale of service delivery; running costs; condition; time taken to travel there; what other services are provided there; and wider community impact.

 

Having taken all of these factors into account, and completing an appraisal exercise, a list of the premises has been developed where it is proposed to no longer deliver services from. 

 

The Children and Family Wellbeing Service currently operates from 76 premises. The initial proposal was to:

 

  retain delivery at 57 settings

  withdraw delivery at 19 settings

 

A range of accommodation, including within school based settings, will become vacant and consideration will be given to alternate use by county council services. Where this is not possible or appropriate the premises will either be considered for disposal or be transferred across to schools along with the associated premises costs. 

 

Financial Management (Development and School) will be assessing the financial impact on affected schools and working with and supporting them to ensure that they address any financial issues resulting from withdrawal of these services.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/10/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 8 Nov 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing

Contact: Debbie Duffell Email: debbie.duffell@lancashire.gov.uk.

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