Issue details

Healthy Child Programme Commissioning

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 sets out the statutory responsibility for the West Sussex County Council to deliver and commission public health services for children and young people aged 5-19 years.  On 1st October 2015 the Council became responsible for statutory children’s public health services, referred to as the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). This is a national programme of pre-school and school age services from Health visitors including the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) and School nurses delivering Public Health outcomes for children and young people 0-19 years of age (25 years of age for young people with special educational needs and disabilities).  The current HCP contract will conclude in March 2025.


Following a procurement process agreed by the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, the Cabinet Member will be asked to award the contract(s). 




Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/01/2024

Decision due: December 2024 by Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing (Cllr Bob Lanzer)

Lead member: Councillor Bob Lanzer

Contact: Fiona Mackison, Head of Commissioning - Public Health Email: Tel: 033 022 27049.

Consultation process

Consultation with families using Healthy Child Programme Services via the Your Voice Engagement Hub during February 2023.


Representations on this proposed decision can be made via the officer contact.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 022 033 26050

Background papers

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