Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Leeds City Council (LCC) Children & Families have been undertaking a review of clusters. The purpose of the review is to build on the strengths already in place in clusters and to ensure a greater level of consistency of approach and clarity of shared expectations to ensure a high quality needs led city wide consistent approach to offering Early Help at a local level.
The delegated decision is required to:
1) Approve the revised funding formula to be used to distribute the LA contribution to clusters.
2) Provide approval for the LA to enter into co-operation agreements with clusters in respect of the LA funding contribution to clusters.
The Director, Children and Families approved the implementation of a new funding formula to allocate the £780,830 p/a budget to school clusters.
The decision is a key decision, subject to call in, to enter into a 12 month co-operation agreement with each of the 21 clusters from 1st April 2021 based on the new funding formula, with the option to extend for a further two twelve month periods up to a total potential value of £2,342,490.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Face to face consultation has taken place with Targeted Services Leaders (TSL) and Cluster Chairs.
A smart (online) survey was also undertaken with all clusters.
The stakeholder reference group meet 6 weekly.
Consultation has taken place and will continue to take place with clusters throughout the review via Cluster Chairs & TSL’s and with the Cluster stakeholder reference group.
Contact: Victoria Gabriel, Service Delivery Manager for Family Support 0113 3785703 Email: email@example.com.
Publication date: 08/02/2021
Date of decision: 16/02/2021
Effective from: 24/02/2021