PS15 - Education Welfare Service

Closed 19 Dec 2011

Opened 21 Sep 2011

Results Updated 16 Feb 2012

Thank you very much for all comments submitted to the savings proposals consultation. The staff and public consultation process have now concluded.  

Elected members have considered the final reports on this proposal including the staff and public views gathered during the consultation period. The decisions made are detailed below:

This service supports schools to improve the attendance of pupils and reduce persistent absence, and with their responsibilities relating to safeguarding.

Schools are increasingly responsible for their own performance and improving their attainment and attendance and this proposal relates to reductions in the staffing of the Education Welfare Service. 

The reduced size of the Education Welfare team will be able to fulfill the council’s statutory functions for attendance and safeguarding, along with some general support and be able to contribute to the Critical Incident Response Team.

Proposed full year saving 2012/13 £140,000

Cabinet Decision: To be implemented with minor amendments

You can find the final proposal document, equality impact assessment, and the public summary of all proposal decisions in the files section below.

Files:

Overview

This proposal relates to reductions in the staffing of the Education Welfare Service.  This service supports schools to improve the attendance of pupils and reduce persistent absence, and with their responsibilities relating to safeguarding.

Schools are increasingly responsible for their own performance and improving their attainment and attendance, for instance by using ICT systems and employing their own staff who focus on home-school and family issues.

We have ensured that the reduced size of the Education Welfare team will be able to fulfil the council’s statutory functions for attendance and safeguarding, along with some general support. The team would also continue to contribute to the Critical Incident Response Team.

The indicative saving for this proposal is £140,000

As the proposal will affect service users, we have undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment to identify likely or actual effects on people with protected characteristics.

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