Decision details

Children’s Services Q2, 2023/24 Revenue Monitoring Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To inform Cabinet, and the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, of the Children’s Services current forecast 2023/24 financial position, detail of issues that are impacting on the directorate, and an update on the recovery plan.
The report contains detail of:
• Q1, 2023/24 financial position
• Q2, 2023/24 financial position
• 2023/24 recovery plan
• Medium term recovery plan


Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Education / Director of Children’s Services that provided a forecast for 2023/24 of the financial position and detailed issues impacting the Children’s Service directorate.


Resolved - That the financial and related service data, and plans for the remainder of 2023/24 and the medium term be noted.


Reason for decision


To update Cabinet on the financial position of the directorate as effective budget management was critical to ensuring financial resources were spent in line with the budget, and were targeted towards the Council’s priorities.


Alternatives considered


Not to consider the Children’s Services Q2 2023/24 Revenue Monitoring Update – this option was not recommended as financial reporting ensured the Council complied with CIPFA’s Financial Management Code and its standards for management of financial resources in the short, medium and long term.  Management of financial resilience to meet unforeseen demands on services, and management of unexpected shocks within financial circumstances.



Report author: Samantha Smith

Publication date: 29/11/2023

Date of decision: 28/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 28/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/12/2023

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