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Youth Services Review

Decision Maker: Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This paper outlines plans for a review of youth services as part of an integrated review, re-commissioning and redesign of key early help services. The review will also consider the future of youth services in the context of the council’s budget challenge.

That the Committee note the attached Terms of Reference the youth services review.

That the Committee agree that the Review Board should report back to the Committee in October.


42.1    RESOLVED: That the Committee agreed:


(i)            That the Committee noted the Youth Work Review Report of the Youth Work Review Group and principles of service design set out therein.


(ii)          That in light of the anticipated budget position described at paragraph 4.2 of the report, and upon the basis of the recommendations in the attached Youth Work Review Report, the Committee authorises the Director of Children’s Services  to consult with staff, young people and partners on proposals for:


(iii)         An alternative delivery model, for example a Youth Trust or Foundation, or reconfiguration and re-commissioning of the Youth Collective and other CVS organisations for the provision of services to vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families.


(iv)         The future use of the council’s youth centre buildings.


(v)          Future arrangements for the delivery and/or external commissioning of the flexible continuum’ of youth work provision recommended by the Youth Work Review Group including:

·         community based open access youth work;

·         targeted youth work including provision as part of the Stronger Families Stronger Communities programme;

·         central support and strategic planning.


Report author: Chris Parfitt

Publication date: 16/11/2015

Date of decision: 16/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2015 - Children, Young People & Skills Committee

Effective from: 24/11/2015

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