Issue details

Redesign of the Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help Service

In January 2019 the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People published a decision approving the commencement of a review  to propose a redesign of the services provided as the Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help Service (IPEH) (Decision reference CYP06 (18/19)).

 

The aim of the review is to design and plan to implement a targeted early help offer that delivers improved outcomes, reduces demand for children’s social care and directs the financial resources available within the Directorate appropriately.

 

The Cabinet Member for Children and Young People will be asked to approve the proposed design and plans for its implementation.

 

The implementation will be achieved in a planned and responsive way which takes full account of the comprehensive consultation and engagement plan this project relies upon. It will also draw on the contributions from those members (in Select Committee and Corporate Parenting Panel) who have a close interest in how the proposals are coordinated and carried through so as to maintain the core aims and benefits of this critical service area. The first changes are likely to be in areas of internal service reconfiguration, with any more significant service changes which may affect partnership plans and commitments being settled through the on-going joint planning and engagement over a period of time.

 

The decision to approve the proposed design and plans for its implementation is due to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People in May 2019.  Further decisions for implementation after the initial plans will be set out as part of the design and time line to be published in May.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/02/2019

Decision due: May 2019 by Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead member: Councillor Paul Marshall paul.marshall@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Hayley Connor, Head of Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help Email: hayley.connor@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 23792.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken

Consultees

Staff

Unison

Partners in the IPEH Partnership

Local Safeguarding Children Board

West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups

District and Borough Councils

Children and Young People’s Services Select Committee – 15 May 2019

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in Life

Background papers