Issue details

Recommissioning Youth Support Services – An extension to the current contract.

To seek approval to enter into negotiations with the incumbent providers of Youth Support Services with a view to extending the current contract, due to expire on 30th June 2023, for a further 12 months to allow for changes in the operating landscape to be fully embedded within partner arrangements.

 

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/12/2022

Decision due: 25 Jan 2023 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.

Decisions

Agenda items

Background papers

  • • 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, 22 July 2020 Cabinet – A Direct Award to Prospects Services from April 2021 for a period of 12 months.  
  • • Decision of existing contract for Youth Support Services 21 July 2021, Cabinet.  
  • • 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 2020-21, PHE  
  • • Frameworks for Teenage Pregnancy Prevention 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