Issue details

Recommissioning Youth Support Services – an extension to the current contract

To seek Cabinet Memberagreement for an extension of 6 months to the existing Youth Support Services contract due to expire on 30th September 2022, to allow additional time for the consideration of the full range of potential options for future provision of the Youth Support Service.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/05/2022

Decision due: 29 Jun 2022 by Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

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.

Background papers

  • Previous decisions  
  • • Recommissioning of Youth Support Services in 2022 – key decision – January 2022  
  • • Options and Decision on Youth Support Service from 2020, 30 Jan 2019, Cabinet  
  • • Decision on Commissioning Youth Support, July 2020 Cabinet – A Direct Award to Prospects Services from April 2021 for 12 months.  
  • Decision of existing contract for Youth Support Services 21 July 2021, Cabinet.  
  • • 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 Work Inquiry Final Report, April 2019, APPG on Youth Affairs  
  • 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  
  • • Standards for children in the youth justice system - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 2019  
  • • Youth Justice Plans: practice note for youth offending partnerships - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) March 2021 •  
  • • Youth justice service governance and leadership - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) December 2021  
  • • Gloucestershire Youth Justice Plan 2021 - Youth Justice Board  
  • • Violence Prevention Needs Assessment, Jan 2020, Safer Gloucestershire