Decision details

Approval of In-Year Change Request for Slough Children First Limited (SCF)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval for an in-year change request under the Service Delivery Contract (SDC) for Slough Children First’s (SCF).


·  Agreed a one off non recurrent in-year increases in the contract sum to Slough Children First of approximately £1,786k relating to 2021/22 and 2022/23, being £613k for 2021/22 and £1,172k for 2022/23 for the demand pressures highlighted in Appendix 1 to 3, increasing the 2022/23 contract sum to £33.565m. 


·  Noted the current in-year forecast losses and that the Council’s £5.000m working capital loan is being used to cover these losses, putting a risk on repayment of the loan, unless alternative sources of funding are found either via savings in future years, or a further in-year change request is agreed, subject to submission of a compliant and accepted submission.


·  Delegated authority to the Executive Director of Finance and Commercial, in consultation with the Lead Member for Children's Services, Lifelong Learning & Skills, to agree the final in-year increase figure, including releasing it on a phased basis for 2022/23 based on actual spend.

Report author: Stephen Brown

Publication date: 09/12/2022

Date of decision: 19/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 19/12/2022 - Cabinet

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