Decision details

Annual Report of the Service Delivery Contract between Northamptonshire Children's Trust and West and North Northamptonshire Councils 2022/23 and Update on the Annual Review

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




That the Executive:


a)    Noted that the Annual Report contained at Appendices A-L of the report was completed in line with the service delivery contract.


b)    Noted that Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the Service Delivery Contract (SDC) have remained the same since the start of the contract with Northamptonshire Children’s Trust and that the Annual Review, completed by Strategic Group in October 2023, will consider and agree any amendments to the SDC, including changes to KPIs.


c)    Noted that any changes to the SDC would need to be agreed by all parties, presented to Children’s Trust Joint Committee meeting for approval and once approved, be implemented by a Change Control to the SDC.



Reason for Recommendations


·       The arrangements to complete the Annual Review and Annual Report are set out in the SDC and provide a procedure through which the Councils can review the Service Delivery Contract and Northamptonshire Children’s Trust’s performance in delivering its functions.


Alternative Options Considered

·       Do nothing - Failing to complete the Annual Review or produce an Annual Report would not be compliant with the SDC and would not allow the Councils to formally review the contractual arrangements with Northamptonshire Children’s Trust and agree changes. It should be noted that the SDC contains a process for the Councils to propose changes outside of the Annual Review if required.




Publication date: 16/11/2023

Date of decision: 16/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Executive

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