Decision details

Alterations to the Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help Service - CYP05 (18/19)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


‘Think Family’ is an integral part of the IPEH service and has been part-funded by government grant under the national Troubled Families Initiative (TFI), dating back to 2012.  This income, which helps to pay for keyworker services to vulnerable families, is reducing in 2019/20 as the national scheme, which ends in March 2020, is wound down.  IPEH must adapt to this first tranche of funding reduction, which amounts to £560,000 in 2019/20.


To manage this reduction it is proposed that a more targeted family support service is developed, to continue to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged families in West Sussex. This report focuses on the immediate requirement to manage the reduction in central government grant in 2019/20 in order to ensure the ‘Think Family’ approach is retained in the year to come.


The Cabinet Member for Children and Young People has approved the proposed alterations, as set out in Section 2 of the report, to maintain the services delivered using the national TFI grant in 2019/20.


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Publication date: 18/12/2018

Date of decision: 18/12/2018

Effective from: 02/01/2019

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