Decision details

Approval of Funding for the West London Zone (WLZ) Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Family Services and Public Health, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes



1.            That the Cabinet Member for Family Services & Public Health and Cabinet Member for Finance, Property & Regeneration agreed funding of £0.150m to deliver the programme over an initial two-year period from the Children’s Services Transformation and Innovation Reserve and delegated future decisions on extensions and funding to the Executive Director of Children’s Services in conjunction with the Executive Director of Finance and Resources.


2.2      To review after the first two cohorts and provide an evaluation report on the achieved outputs and outcomes. A clear break clause after the two-year period would be inserted into the contract to ensure the maximum financial liability from WCC is capped at £0.150m.


Reasons for Decision


1.            The WLZ programme provided direct support for children and young people who were having difficulties at school in a number of key educational domains i.e. literacy, maths or, displaying behavioural problems leading to exclusions, warnings etc. The programme offered therapeutic and practical support to improve educational attainment mental health, attendance and behaviour. This report sought the approval of funding to deliver an outcomes-based grant agreement for a total contribution of £150K from Westminster City Council.

Publication date: 29/04/2019

Date of decision: 29/04/2019

Effective from: 07/05/2019

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