Decision details

Family Group Conferencing - Efficiency Investment Fund

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Director of Children’s Services recommended that the Efficiency Investment Fund be used to expand the Family Group Conferencing Team in Social Care at a cost of £138,000 per annum. The additional intervention work by the team would reduce costs by up to £500,000 and contribute to the key performance indicator to safely reduce the number of looked after children and secure more children permanently within their families.




(1)  the Family Group Conferencing Team be increased as described and the cost be funded from the Efficiency Investment Fund; and


(2)  the anticipated budget saving of £70,000 in 2011 –12 and £130,000 in 2012-13, be noted.




Report author: Director of Children's Services

Publication date: 23/04/2010

Date of decision: 15/04/2010

Decided at meeting: 15/04/2010 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/05/2010

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