Adult Services and Corporate Services Cabinet Members – minutes – 10 June 200


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2 (1) PROPOSED RESTRUCTURE OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CAREFIRST AND EDUCATION IT SERVICE TEAMS – The Service Directors Children, Strategy and Partnerships, Learning Schools and Communities and Adult Social Care submitted a joint report seeking approval for the restructure of the CareFirst and Education IT Services teams into a single service for the support of solutions to services and practitioners supporting children and young people.

In December 2006, Cabinet approved the establishment of a single service for children and young people. In April 2007, as part of the Learning, Development and Support Review, it was agreed by the Corporate Services Cabinet Member that the CareFirst Team, which provided support to Children and Young People’s Services and Adult Social Care, be transferred to Children and Young People’s Services, where it would be managed within the Resources Section (minute 545 refers).

In March 2008, the Corporate Services Cabinet Member approved the second phase of service realignment (minute 119 refers). It was also agreed that the next stage was the subsequent realignment of personnel and resources across Children, Strategy and Partnerships and Learning, Schools and Communities.

A review of the ICT and CareFirst teams had been completed and recommended a restructure of the current services to meet the needs of the Children and Young People’s Service.

Full details of the proposals, including financial implications, were included in the report and accompanying appendices.

Resolved – That the proposed restructure, as set out in the report and accompanying appendices, be approved.

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