Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Children’s Services reported concerning new government guidance on Children’s Trusts relating to inter-agency cooperation to improve well-being of children, young people and their families. In response to the guidance and self review by the partnership it was proposed that Wirral Children’s Trust partnership arrangements be amended.


Wirral Children’s Trust brought together the partner organisations responsible for services for children, young people and families in a shared commitment to improving children’s lives, and it was led through the Director of Children’s Services and the Lead Member for Children’s Services. The proposed new trust arrangements amended the structure of the trust with the formation of a Children’s Trust Board and a Children’s Trust Executive to replace the current Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership and Management Boards respectively (Appendix 1).


Resolved –


(1) That the new Children’s Trust guidance be noted.


(2)  That Cabinet approve the proposed Wirral Children’s Trust Memorandum of Understanding.


(3)  That a further report be submitted to Cabinet as the national proposals move to a statutory basis in law.

Report author: Howard Cooper

Publication date: 29/06/2009

Date of decision: 25/06/2009

Decided at meeting: 25/06/2009 - Cabinet

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