Agenda, decisions and minutes

Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Public Health & Inequalities - Tuesday, 25 April 2023 9.00 am

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Declaration of Interest


There were none.


Questions from County Councillors

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There were none.


Petitions and Public Address

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Children & Young People Substance Misuse Service Budget Envelope Increase pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2023/044

Contact:Sam Casey-rerhaye, Health Improvement Practitioner,  


Report by Corporate Director for Public Health & Wellbeing (CMDPHE     ).


To approve the proposed increase in the budget envelope for the full contract.



Cabinet Member for Public Health and Equality said that the government had launched their new strategy: From harm to hope: A 10-year drugs plan in December 2021, after a national review by Dame Carol Black in 2020/21. The strategy has had specific targets to increase the number of people in treatment services and to improve the quality and size of the workforce amongst other aims. The new Oxfordshire CYP Substance Use service, which has started on 1st April 2023, included 2 trial phases of additional requirements as well as a mechanism to allow for an annual cost review to cover increased costs subject to Council agreement.  To enable this service to attain those increase targets through the trial phases and to cover any agreed annual increase, the budget would to increase.  The total proposed increase in the annual budget envelope for the full contract from 1st April 2023 was £500,000 which was more than 25% of the current level.  The contract term was 7 years with break clauses at the end of years 3 and years 5.


Cabinet Member for Public Health and Equality AGREED to approve the budget of £3.5 million for the Children & Young People’s (CYP) Substance Use Service.