Agenda item - Youth Service Grants Programme

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Youth Service Grants Programme

Report of the Executive Director Families Children & Learning (copy attached)

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee

 

(i)             Acknowledged the challenges in completing the recommissioning of the Youth Service Grants Programme within the required timescale.

 

(ii)            Agreed with the proposal to extend the current Youth Service Grants Programme for a further 6 months (until 30th September 2021).

 

(iii)          Agreed that the Committee is presented with various options for future youth provision including the possibility of developing a central youth hub, along with detailed costings and financial implications so that a fully informed decision can be made regarding how the Council proceeds.

 

(iv)          Agreed that a framework for the Youth Service Grant recommissioning process is presented to this Committee in March 2021

 

Minutes:

44.1    The Committee considered the report of the Executive Director Families Children & Learning which provided information on the current Youth Service Grants Programme, outlined the challenges regarding completing the recommissioning process within timescale and put forward a proposal to extend the current programme for a further 6 months. The report was introduced by the Integrated Team for Families Manager.

 

44.2    The Chair noted that the Conservative Group had submitted an amendment to the recommendations and asked Councillor Simson to propose the amendment.

 

44.3    Councillor Simson said that the report seemed to imply that the provision of a Central Hub was a given rather than something which was still in consultation. Therefore, the following amendment to Recommendation was proposed (changes in bold italic) to include the option to look at all future youth provision:

 

2.3 That this Committee is presented with various options regarding developing a central youth hub along with detailed costings and financial implications and a decision made regarding how the Council proceeds for future youth provision including the possibility of developing a central youth hub, along with detailed costings and financial implications so that a fully informed decision can be made regarding how the Council proceeds.

 

44.4    Councillor Brown seconded the proposed amendment.

 

44.5    Councillors Lloyd and Allcock both agreed with and supported the proposed amendment.

 

44.6    Councillor Williams said that when the options were considered issue such as the provision of food and accommodation were included.

 

44.7    The Committee agreed the proposed amendment.

 

44.8    RESOLVED: That the Committee

 

(i)             Acknowledged the challenges in completing the recommissioning of the Youth Service Grants Programme within the required timescale.

 

(ii)            Agreed with the proposal to extend the current Youth Service Grants Programme for a further 6 months (until 30th September 2021).

 

(iii)          Agreed that the Committee is presented with various options for future youth provision including the possibility of developing a central youth hub, along with detailed costings and financial implications so that a fully informed decision can be made regarding how the Council proceeds.

 

(iv)          Agreed that a framework for the Youth Service Grant recommissioning process is presented to this Committee in March 2021

 

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