Decision details

Approval of contract sum and update on business plan for Slough Children First Limited (SCF)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To receive the Slough Children First Annual Report and seek approval of the updates business plan 2022/23.


a)  Noted the draft SCF’s business plan for 2023/24 to 2027/28 at Appendix A and agree that this should not be approved as the annual business plan.


b)  Approved a Contract Sum for 2023/24 of £36.062m, an increase of £4.632m on the 2022/23 base budget.


c)  Delegated authority to the Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement, in consultation with the Lead Member of Customer Services, Procurement & Performance, to offer an enhanced level of support services with a charging mechanism to reflect cost recovery. 


d)  Noted that a report will be brought back to Cabinet in Quarter 2 of 2023/24 with a new business plan for SCF, following consultation with key stakeholders and alignment with the Council’s Corporate Plan.


e)  Noted and accept the recommendations from the People Scrutiny Panel Task and Finish Group and delegate authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Lead Member for Children’s Services, to appoint lead officers to progress each recommendation and to request that the SCF Board of Directors ensure that these recommendations are considered and reflected in a new business plan.

Report author: Stephen Brown

Publication date: 17/02/2023

Date of decision: 27/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 27/02/2023 - Cabinet

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