For the reasons set out in the report,
i. Approved the approach outlined in the Report and the request for resources allocated to Children’s Services, to enable the development of a multi-disciplinary adolescent safeguarding approach to address serious youth violence and exploitation. This would be the mechanism through which to deliver the actions contained in the Serious Group Violence and Knife Crime strategy relating to children and young people, approved at Cabinet in April 2019.
ii. Agreed £750,000 funding over two calendar years (three financial years) over which time this approach will be fully evaluated and other (external) sources of funding can be explored. Following this, the service will be core funded from an allocation of demographic growth and a permanent budget adjustment to carry this work forward. Refer to financial implications and risks at section four of the report.