People Cabinet Member – Minutes – 1 October 2013

99        (28) CREATION OF THE POST OF COORDINATOR TWO YEAR OLD PROVISION   – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to create the post of Coordinator 2 year old provision.

The report outlined how under the Education Act 2011, the Local Authority was responsible for identifying the eligible 2yr old children and securing sufficient early years education places for 2, 3 and 4 year old children.

From September 2013 funded places of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year, would be available to all two year olds who met the Free School Meals eligibility criteria and to those who were in care of the Local Authority.

Approval was sought for the creation of a permanent post to ensure the ongoing effective coordination and implementation of the two year placements, which would continue to be facilitated, in partnership with Children’s Centre Staff as part of a universal offer, and as part of an early help assessment, offer and plan.

Resolved – That the creation of the post of Coordinator two year old provision be approved.


100      (29)  PEOPLE DIRECTORATE MARKET POSITION STATEMENT FOR SERVICES FOR ADULTS – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to publish the refreshed Market Position Statement 2013.

In November 2010, the Care Services Minister launched “A vision for adult social care: Capable communities and active citizens”. The Vision set out how the Government wished to see services delivered for people; giving a new direction for adult social care which put personalised services and improved outcomes centre stage.

It was explained that the authority was required to provide suitable information, and guidance to providers on the social care market, and including demographic information, future trends and likely commissioning intentions. Best practice and guidance to local authorities recommended that local authorities develop and publish a market position statement.

North Lincolnshire was one of the first local authorities to develop a market position statement in 2011.  It was well received by providers.  The updated Market Position Statement for Services for Adults 2013 had been informed by three other documents; the Council-wide Market Shaping Strategy, the North Lincolnshire Council Market Position Statement and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).

Resolved – That the publication of the refreshed Market Position Statement be endorsed.


The corresponding reports of the following items (Minutes 101 and 102refer) contain exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

101      (30) TO RESTRUCTURE THE ACCOMODATION SUPPORT TEAM – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to restructure the Accommodation Support Team as outlined within the report.

North Lincolnshire Council agreed to undertake work to explore the feasibility of the accommodation support team becoming a staff mutual. It was explained that this process was underway and it was deemed appropriate that the team be restructured to ensure it was fit for purpose to deliver the current agenda and was capable of future delivery within Council structure or as a Social Enterprise.

Details of the proposals were outlined within the report and associated appendix.

Resolved – That the restructure set out in the report be approved.

102      (31) REVIEW OF EXISTING CAPACITY WITHIN THE CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE TEAM – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to make staffing changes within the Children’s Performance Team.

Following structural realignment in December 2012 the Children’s Performance Team fell within the responsibility of the Head of Safeguarding Practice, with Service Management within Self-Evaluation and Inspection.

Details of the proposals were outlined within the report.

Resolved – That the proposals outlined within the report be approved.

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