The Council will be running the services currently provided by Sheffield Futures ‘in-house’ once its contract finishes at the end of September 2020. The move is part of the Labour’s strategic planning to run services internally where possible.
Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:
“By transferring back into the council we will be able to better link our young people services. The decision to bring the services back in house is part of our £2 million additional investment that will ensure more support and guidance for our young people and embed this support in our communities so it is responsive to local needs and the diversity of the city.
“I want to thank Sheffield Futures for their hard work, dedication and expertise in delivering this contract for young people over a number of years.”
Sheffield Futures will continue to provide valuable services for the young people of Sheffield through their other services, especially those related to employment and well-being, and including specialist careers guidance for schools.
The services that are being transferred are:
- Community Youth Teams
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- SEND CEIAG
- Youth work commissioned through this contract
- Youth Cabinet
- Missing young people Return Home Interview team
- Engagement and progression for young people Not in Education, Employment and Training (NEET) or at risk of NEET
The Council and Sheffield Futures will work closely until the point of transfer to ensure that the high quality of service delivery to our young people continues up to and beyond the transfer.