Issue details

Herefordshire Children's Services Transformation

To request the drawdown from the Financial Resilience Reserve, a total of £11.49m to support the ongoing delivery of the Children’s Services Improvement Plan.


This further investment will build on and maintain the pace of improvements already delivered in 2021/22 and provide the foundations for a more secure and resilient service for the future. This funding is recommended to be allocated in two tranches, with £5m in tranche one from April 2022 and a further £6.49m from July 2022 when detailed progress against plans will also be reported.


The staffing resource asked for equates to an additional 122.75 FTE (2022/23) reducing then to 82 (2023/24) followed by further monitoring and review, against a currently approved base budget of 429 FTE (2021/2022).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/02/2022

Decision due: 31 March 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet member children and families

Lead director: Corporate Director - Children & Young People

Department: Children and Young People

Contact: Bart Popelier, Project Lead Email: Tel: 01432 261772.


Agenda items


  • Herefordshires Children's Services Transformation