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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Hayley Connor, Head of Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help Email: email@example.com Tel: 033 022 23792.
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
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