Agenda and decisions

Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Children, Education & Young People’s Services - Wednesday, 7 February 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Room 3 - County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. View directions

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Declarations of Interest

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Cross Regional Project pdf icon PDF 398 KB

Cabinet Member: Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Young People’s Services

Forward Plan Ref: 2023/260

Contact: Alison Walker



Report by Corporate Director of Children’s Services


The Cabinet Member is RECOMMENDED to:


a)    Approve the option to extend the Cross Regional Project contract for a further three years from the 1st of August 2024. The Contract is commissioned with three partner Local Authorities: Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Milton Keynes, with Oxfordshire currently the lead authority.


b)    Approve the negotiated uplift of 10% for the first year of the contract extension (Year 6) with a price review mechanism agreed for years 7 & 8. Partner Local Authorities and Keys Group have agreed to these terms for the contract extension.

If approval is granted to extend the contract and implement the agreed uplifts

c)    Approve the purchase of remaining 6 additional placements to maximise full capacity of the 36 contracted beds to be shared amongst the partners.



Additional documents:


Formal Approval of Early Years Funding Formula 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 247 KB

The Cabinet Member is recommended to agree the recommendations in the attached report.


Report to follow.