Decision details

Enabling the best start in life for young children negatively affected by the pandemic

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Adult Services and Public Health

Decision status: Implemented

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

This decision was taken following authorisation from Cabinet to delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities and the Executive Director for Corporate Resources to allocate the Local Authority Contain Outbreak Management Fund in order to deliver the objectives in the Local Outbreak Management Plan in accordance with the Council’s standing orders and procurement legislation.

 

Having consulted with the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities and the Executive Director for Corporate Resources, (in accordance with a Cabinet decision dated 27 January 2021), the Executive Director of Adult Services and Public

Health considered all the available information and decided to reject any alternative options and take the recommended decision,(for the reasons set out in the published decision report), to: -

 

Approve the allocation of £237,556 to invest in additional resource for Early Years services and Public Health Nursing in order to fund the council’s response to the additional development needs of young children (age 2-4) created by the Covid-19 pandemic, as described more particularly in the “Objectives of the Proposal” section of this report (the “Objectives”).

 

This will build resilience in communities and the council’s workforce in order to manage potential future waves of COVID-19 as well as building on the council’s ambition to give all children in Gloucestershire the best start in life.

 

The proposed variations to existing contracts described in the main body of the published decision report that are required for the purpose of implementing the objectives shall be carried out in accordance with the council’s obligations under public procurement law.

 

In coming to this decision, due and full regard was given to the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which were prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Publication date: 30/11/2021

Date of decision: 16/11/2021

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