Decision details

Early Intervention Hub (Agenda Item 10)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek Cabinet endorsement of the transformational activity being undertaken on early intervention and the development of a Help Hub in Thetford. 

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

1)     the transformational work on early intervention that is being developed by this Council in partnership with Norfolk County Council to enable stronger, more independent communities be endorsed and supported;

 

2)     the development of a Help Hub at Breckland House, Thetford be supported; and

 

3)     that a Performance Framework is required to be developed to quantify the benefits realised through early intervention in Breckland.

 

Reasons for the decision:

Many of the benefits have been described above.  An early intervention approach will ensure a better quality of service for children, young people and families in Breckland.  Early intervention will prevent problems developing around, for example: school attendance and attainment, crime and ASB, health and mental health, finance and debt.

 

This approach will shift spending, action and support for children, young people and families from Late to Early intervention, from being reactive to giving everyone the best possible start in life (proactive).

 

Alternative options considered:

To endorse and support the transformational work on early intervention that is being developed by this Council in partnership with Norfolk County Council to enable stronger, more independent communities;

 

and

 

To support the development of a Help Hub at Breckland House, Thetford;

 

and

 

To require that a Performance Framework is developed to quantify the benefits realised through early intervention in Breckland.

 

or

 

To do nothing or any other action Cabinet determines appropriate.

 

Publication date: 06/01/2016

Date of decision: 05/01/2016

Decided at meeting: 05/01/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/01/2016

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