Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet Report sets out the emerging
vision for Family Hubs across Staffordshire. Cabinet are asked to
give consideration to the emerging Family Hub Model and the County
Council’s future commissioning intentions.
“In recent years this County Council has devoted a great deal of effort to providing help and support for families how and where they wanted it, rather than imposing a universal approach.
Now, working together with other organisations, this next development will offer a more streamlined approach for families seeking a little help and advice.
It will provide them with the support they need for children to have more opportunity in life, helped by their friends, families and communities”.
Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People
Reasons for the Decision – To consider the Council’s vision for the development of Family Hubs in Staffordshire.
Decision – (a) That the strategic vision for the development of Family Hubs across Staffordshire be endorsed and that a period of public consultation and engagement in respect of the redesignation of Children’s Centres as Family Hubs, be approved.
(b) That, subject to public consultation, the design and subsequent phased implementation of Family Hubs across Staffordshire as an integrated model of working, whilst acknowledging the future commissioning intentions in relation to the Family Support and Outreach Service and the Early Years Coordination Service (Children’s Centres), be endorsed.
(c) That the procurement of a Family Support and Outreach Service be approved and that authority for decisions, including acting on behalf of Staffordshire County Council (the County Council) to enter into the required contractual arrangements, be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Families and Communities in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People.
(d) That authority to make decisions in relation to the development of Family Hubs in Staffordshire, including future decisions in relation to the Early Years Coordination Service, be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People in consultation with the Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Families and Communities.
Report author: Joseph Sullivan
Publication date: 16/09/2021
Date of decision: 15/09/2021
Decided at meeting: 15/09/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 22/09/2021