Decision details

Request to award cooperation agreements to non-maintained schools for delivery of Children's Centre Family Services

Reference: D48499

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council funds schools to deliver family services in 19 Children’s Centre reach areas. The arrangements have largely operated on an implied contract basis since their inception and we now wish to formalise these arrangements by putting in place formal service level agreements with maintained schools and contracts with academies. The latter of these requires a Key Decision. The value of this decision is approximately £520k per annum.


The Director of Children and Families approved:


·  The award of cooperation agreements to the four lead schools where children’s centres are delivered by that school alone, or in partnership with other schools  where the lead school or a partnership school are not maintained by the local authority, for the delivery of Children’s Centre Family Services (see appendix 2 for list of current school run children’s centres). The cooperation agreements shall commence on the 1st April 2019 and expire on the 31st March 2024, with the option to extend for up to a further five years.


·  The award of cooperation agreements to any newly formed academies delivering Children’s Centre Family Services not currently noted in appendix 2.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Other reasons / organisations consulted


Contact: Catherine Henderson 0113 37 85430.

Publication date: 15/03/2019

Date of decision: 25/03/2019

Effective from: 02/04/2019

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