Issue details

Recommissioning of Youth Support Services in 2022

To seek Cabinet permission to procure a new contract or contracts for integrated Youth Support Services, in order to discharge the Council’s statutory and partnership responsibilities towards young people aged 10 to 24 years, following the end of the current Youth Support contract on the 30th of September 2022.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/12/2021

Decision due: 26 Jan 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s SafeGuarding and Early Years

Contact: Chris Spencer, Director of Children's Services Email: chris.spencer@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

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Background papers

  • • Extension of existing contract for Youth Support Services – July 2021  
  • • Decision on Commissioning Youth Support, July 2020 Cabinet – Direct Award to Prospects Services from April 2021 for 12 months.  
  • Direct Award to Prospects Services from April 2021 for 12 months.  
  • Options and Decision on Youth Support Service from 2020, Jan 2019  
  • • Must know for youth services, March 2019, LGA  
  • • Youth Strategy Task Group Report, Oct 2019, OSC: Children & Families  
  • Youth Survey 2019, Oct 2019, GFirst LEP & Young Gloucestershire  
  • • Children, Young People and Families - Needs Analysis, 2018, GCC Public Health/Inform Gloucestershire  
  • • Young People Substance Misuse Commissioning Support 2017, PHE  
  • • Frameworks for Teenage Pregnancy Prevention, 2018, PHE & LGA and Supporting Teenage Mothers and Young Fathers, 2019, PHE & LGA  
  • • Police and Crime Plan 2021, Police and Crime Commissioner  
  • • Child First Justice: The research evidence base, 2021, Loughborough University  
  • • Gloucestershire Youth Justice Plan 2021 - Youth Justice Board  
  • • Violence Prevention Needs Assessment, Jan 2020, Safer Gloucestershire  
  • • Standards for Children in the Youth Justice System (2019)  
  • • Youth Justice Plans: YJB Practice Guidance (March 2021)  
  • • Youth Justice Service Governance and Leadership (December 2021)