Issue details

Approval to adopt a revised cluster funding formula and to enter into cooperation agreements with clusters in respect of the LA funding to clusters

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.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/11/2020

Decision due: Not before 10th Dec 2020 by Director of Children and Families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Victoria Gabriel, Service Delivery Manager for Family Support 0113 3785703 Email:

Consultation process

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.

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families


  • Report to be provided to the Decision Maker.