Decision details

Family Centres - Consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Children and Public Health) presenting the outcome of the public consultation to review the current Family Centre offer which concluded on 1st February 2024.


The Cabinet also received a supplementary paper setting out the feedback from the People Scrutiny Committee on 27th February 2024.




1. That the outcome of the public consultation which also engaged with delivery partners and local agencies, set out at Appendix 1 to the submitted report, be noted.


2. That the proposed new Family Centre model, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.


3. That it be noted that the proposed new Family Centre offer, will deliver an efficiency of £350,000 against the Family Centre budget.


Reasons for decision:


By reconfiguring this service now there will be a service offer that delivers good public health and early years foundation outcomes, as part of an early intervention and prevention agenda to under 5s, as efficiently as possible.


Other options:


There were three options, including an option with ‘no change’ and the report outlines the outcome of the consultation and how this has informed the restructure of the new service.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Not eligible for call-in

Cabinet Members: Cllr Boyd/Cllr Nelson

Report author: Michael Marks

Publication date: 20/03/2024

Date of decision: 04/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 04/03/2024 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents:


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