Decision details

Receipt of DfE Grant Funding for SAFE Taskforce Delivery Phase

Reference: D55493

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The DfE has made available grant funding to establish SAFE Taskforces in 10 local authority areas across the country, as part of the cross-government Beating Crime Plan published in July 2021, which announced investment in specialist support in schools in serious violence hotspots to support young people at risk of involvement in violence to re-engage with education.


Leeds will receive total grant funding of £3.7 million over three years (2022/23 – 2024/25). This will be in two phases, the set up phase and the delivery phase.

This key decision relates to the delivery phase, where Leeds will receive £3,377,550 over three years.


The Director of Children & Families agreed to enter into an agreement with and accept grant funding from the Department for Education (DfE) for the Leeds SAFE Taskforce valued at £3,377,550.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Economy, Culture & Education

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Leeds SAFE Taskforce has been established with all key stakeholders to be represented, including schools. Consultation has been taken and will continue throughout the programme with schools, including AIP Chairs. 


AIP chairs representing schools in the East and North-West of the City; Safer Leeds; West Yorks Violence Reduction Unit; Leeds CAMHS; West Yorks Police; Leeds Youth Justice Service; virtual School Head; Educational Psychology; third sector organisations; wider Leeds schools Heads.

Contact: Kelly Newby, Vulnerable Children Lead 07826 541386 Email:

Publication date: 22/07/2022

Date of decision: 01/08/2022

Effective from: 09/08/2022

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