Agenda item - Youth Service Grants Commissioning Programme (1st October 2021 to 31st March 2025)

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Youth Service Grants Commissioning Programme (1st October 2021 to 31st March 2025)

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

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

(i)             Noted and agreed the proposed Youth Service Grants

Programme commissioning prospectus and timescales;

 

(ii)      Agreed that the Council commence the Youth Service Grants

Programme re-commissioning process as outlined in the proposed timeline.

Minutes:

76.1    The Committee considered the report of the Executive Director Families Children & Learning which provided the them with a proposed Youth Service Grants Programme commissioning prospectus along with timescales for the re-commissioning process and request agreement to proceed. The report was introduced by the Head of Service - Integrated Team for Families, Youth & Parenting.

 

76.2    Councillor Simson noted that there was only a 1% increase in funding for Brighton Youth Centre (BYC) and asked if that would impact on Tarner as they received a proportion of BYC’s funding. The Head of Service said that there was a new process and so there would be a number of bids from different youth providers and so it was not currently possible to say who would be successful, however, the process would be transparent and fair. Councillor Simson noted that the appendix to the report referred to the The Youth Service Grants Programme 2021-2024’ whereas it should say ‘The Youth Service Grants Programme 2021-2025’.

 

76.3    Mr Muirhead said that youth providers in the City were delighted that the Youth Service Grants Programme had been protected in the budget and were grateful for the timeline for tendering which allowed for full planning.

 

76.4    Councillor Hills noted two of errors in the report. In the appendix, page 55, there was a missing link to the report on the review of youth services, and on page 64 the link to the ward map was out of date. Councillor Hills referred to the traffic light system on page 65 and asked for more information. The Head of Service said that the traffic light system would be used to measure outcomes and confirmed that the Youth Service Grants Programme 2021-25 Framework was a draft document and would be updated.

 

76.5    Ms Brown was pleased that the funding would continue and suggested that the youth groups should be promoted more to encourage as many young people as possible to attend.

 

76.6    Councillor Brown asked if the Hangleton & Knoll youth bus was used by other providers in the city and was advised that it could be.

 

76.7    Councillor Allcock referred to the Quality Standards in the draft Framework and said that it was important to be clear on the outcomes the Council were looking for in performance monitoring standards. The Head of Service agreed and said that the required outcomes were were set out on page of the draft Framework and were based on the National Youth Agency’s ‘Theory of Change for Youth Work’ 2018.

 

76.8    RESOLVED: That the Committee –

 

(i)             Noted and agreed the proposed Youth Service Grants

Programme commissioning prospectus and timescales;

 

(ii)      Agreed that the Council commence the Youth Service Grants

Programme re-commissioning process as outlined in the proposed timeline.

Supporting documents:

 


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