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APPROVAL FOR THE USE OF GRANT AWARDED FOR THE SUPPORTING FAMILIES AGAINST YOUTH CRIME PROJECT IN HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM

Hammersmith and Fulham, and Community and Voluntary Sector partners have been awarded £360,000 from the SFAYC fund to deliver effective interventions to children and families at risk of offending.

Hammersmith and Fulham will appoint a Contextual Safeguarding and Gangs’ Co-ordinator to be a point of contact and work across agencies to ensure that young people at higher risk of offending and exploitation are identified and supported with right intervention. The Council and Community and Voluntary (CVS) partners will provide one to one support, positive activities and mentoring to identify young people; and support their families

The report seeks the approval for Children’s Services to deliver the Supporting Families Against Youth Crime (SFAYC) initiative across Hammersmith and Fulham using the grant of £360,000 awarded by the central government.

 

Reasons for urgency:

The Council will be subjected to a Troubled Families Spot Check by the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) between May and June 2019 and we would want to show that we have started delivering the Supporting Families Against Youth Crime (SFAYC) initiative for which the Council and CVS have been granted £360,000 to deliver in Hammersmith and Fulham. The grant was awarded in March 2019 by the MHCLG as part of the Troubled Families programme.

 

The SFAYC programme will work with young people at high risk of offending and their families to minimise the risk of exposure or engagement in serious crime. The recent serious violence and death of a young person in Hammersmith and Fulham calls for early and effective support young people at high risk of offending.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure more than £100,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/04/2019

Reason for urgency:
The Council will be subjected to a Troubled Families Spot Check by the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) between May and June 2019 and we would want to show that we have started delivering the Supporting Families Against Youth Crime (SFAYC) initiative for which the Council and CVS have been granted £360,000 to deliver in Hammersmith and Fulham. The grant was awarded in March 2019 by the MHCLG as part of the Troubled Families programme.

The SFAYC programme will work with young people at high risk of offending and their families to minimise the risk of exposure or engagement in serious crime. The recent serious violence and death of a young person in Hammersmith and Fulham calls for early and effective support young people at high risk of offending.

Report access: Open;

Report Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: 2 May 2019 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children and Education

Lead director: Director Children's Services

Department: Children's Services Department

Contact: Charles Donkoh Email: Charles.Donkoh@lbhf.gov.uk Tel: 020 8753 6447.

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