Decision details

Approval to receive grant income up to £1,181,000 from the DfE 21/22 for the Step Up to Social work programme and award a contract to the University of Salford

Reference: D52723

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Leeds City Council Children and Families to receive grant income up to £1,181,000 from the DfE for the Step Up to Social work programme 21/22. Permission to procure a training provider funded through some of this grant has already been sought.

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families approved the receipt of a grant of £1,181,000 from the Department for Education to fund the Step Up to Social work programme to attract graduates into the Social Work profession. This funding will be allocated to fund the supervision and support for each trainee including a bursary, funds for the procurement of the Higher Education Institution (HEI) and additional monies for the administration of the partnership and HEI.

 

The award of a 25 month contract with the University of Salford to the value of £340,000 from 1st March 2021 to delvier the Step Up to Social work programme has also been approved by the Director of Children and Families

 

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

North and West Yorkshire Partnership

Consultees

Wakefield MDC, Bradford MDC, Kirklees Council and North Yorkshire County Council

Contact: Julie Devonald, Training & Development Manager 0113 378 6922 Email: julie.devonald@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 08/02/2021

Date of decision: 16/02/2021

Effective from: 24/02/2021

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