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Cabinet Decision: 21st June 2017
Title of Item/Report
The Integrated 0-19 Wellbeing Model and the Creation of Family Hubs
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on the Integrated 0-19 Wellbeing Model and the Creation of Family Hubs.

The report sought approval for the new vision and approach to the provision of early years support in Stockton, including the future model for children’s centres as part of a wider ‘Family Hub’ early help offer including an integrated 0 - 19 wellbeing model. It set out the vision and objectives of a new approach, and a set of proposals for implementation. The report also outlined the outcomes of the recent early years and children’s centre consultation.


1. The integrated 0-19 wellbeing model to support children, young people and families; including the transformation of Children’s Centres to Family Hubs be agreed.

2. Tenders be obtained for the following services to deliver the model:
• 0-19 Healthy Child Programme Service
• Healthy Weight Service for Children, Young People and Families
• Family Outreach and Volunteer Service.

3. Crèche provision within the Family Hubs be commissioned.

4. A restructure of the current service will be undertaken through a formal staffing review.
Reasons for the Decision
To fulfil the Council Plan priority of the best start in life; to approve the new approach and achieve anticipated efficiencies as part of the Medium Term Financial Plan.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 9 - The Integrated 0-19 Wellbeing Model and the Creation of Family Hubs as he was a Director of Catalyst.
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 30 June 2017

Date of Publication: 26 June 2017

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