Presentation on theme: "Young People's Services. Title and date of presentation 2 Context: National: Sharp reductions in central government grant to LA’s Disproportionate reductions."— Presentation transcript:
Young People's Services
Title and date of presentation 2 Context: National: Sharp reductions in central government grant to LA’s Disproportionate reductions in areas of high deprivation Sandwell: Children’s Services pro rata saving was £17m Council agreed that £13.4m to be found 14/1515/1616/17Total £5.30m£4.04m £13.4m Includes £2.1m loss as schools become Academies
Title and date of presentation Deliver our statutory duties Address DfE “Direction” to rapidly improve Child Protection and LAC services Reduce the work going into Social Care Reorganisation of Early Help Council budget priorities
Title and date of presentation Maximise efficiencies: de-layer management, Reduce agency staff Reduce “back office” Cut un-committed funding What have we done to protect front line services to avoid cuts this year?
Title and date of presentation We cannot avoid real reductions in valued, quality services We’re basing the reductions on one or more of: No statutory responsibility Others already provide a service Responsibility transferred to other bodies Direct government cuts to specific services Legal or policy changes to our responsibilities Higher spend than comparable councils Where do we make the rest of the savings?
Title and date of presentation Connexions Youth Service Early Years Residential Education Centres …and there are further savings in Strategy and Resources Commissioning Teams Project support teams Business support Which areas of Children’s Services are receiving reduced funding?
Title and date of presentation The impact….. No statutory responsibility for open access youth services but the Council will continue provide positive activities for young people (PAYP) We will work with the Voluntary Sector to help us provide as many local activities as possible.
Title and date of presentation What are we proposing? The council will still run an open access youth club in each of the towns Two main Youth Centres will be kept open (Coneygre and Malthouse Stables) Both Youth Buses will still operate across the borough We will still operate two detached Youth Teams in each town Implementation September 2014
Title and date of presentation Engagement Service user engagement to help Reshape service Define the type of provision Minimise impact Meet our budget constraints “Knock on” impacts on partners – communication, collaboration to minimise Work across the council to gauge total impact on organisations and communities
Title and date of presentation Young People’s Consultation Consultation meetings with young people 6 FebStrategic Lead for Services for Young People meets Sandwell Shadow Youth Cabinet SSYC Jack Judge House 21 FebCabinet Member for Children’s Services, Chief Executive and Service Manager for Learning meet young people in Council Chamber 27 FebStrategic Lead for Services for Young People meets Chair of SSYC and Young Adviser to John Speller OCH 3 March – 14 MarchOn line Consultation Document through SurveyMonkey 5 MarchChildren’s Services Scrutiny Board 11 March 6.30pmYoung People’s Consultation meeting West Bromwich Town Hall, High Street, West Bromwich 12 March 7.45pmYoung People’s Consultation meeting Windmill Youth Centre, Messenger Road, Smethwick B66 3DX 13 March 6.30pmYoung People’s Consultation meeting at Coneygre Arts Centre, Sedgley Road East, Tipton DY4 8UH 19 MarchCabinet Member decision making session 20 March-5 MayFormal 45 day consultation with unions and staff 6 May onwardsSelection process, notice and appeals period
Title and date of presentation The voluntary sector and commissioned PAYP Initial discussions have taken place with VS to discuss a change in provision delivery Mapping exercise being undertaken across the borough on a town basis Further engagement will occur with VS and uniformed services to look at ways in which the borough’s map for Youth Activities can be supplemented New commissioned specification will be developed following feedback from consultations
Title and date of presentation Timeline Up to 19 MarchInformal consultation with Young People Responses inform decision making report 19 MarchCabinet Member decision making session 20 March- 5 May Formal 45 day consultation 6 May onwardsPreparation and or commissioning of new provision 1 Sept 2014New provision model in place 1 Oct 2014Newly commissioned services operate