Issue details

Redesign of short break, respite and support provision

A redesign of short break, respite and support provision including moving the Young People’s Activity Team from their fixed base in North Kirklees to a place-based, flexible, bespoke model. This follows a consultation with children and families and a needs analysis. The outcome of this consultation and how this has influenced our plans will be reported as part of this item.


Ahead of the consultation in November 2023, our Parent Carer Forum, Parents of Children with Additional Needs (PCAN) were engaged to seek guidance and input on proposed survey questions. Following feedback from PCAN, the start of the consultation was temporarily delayed by one week to ensure appropriate to formulate and confirm finalised questions. This included ensuring the right questions were made in the right ways to obtain the information we required in relation to place-based redesign work. Engaging with PCAN also identified opportunities for face-to-face consultation, including coffee mornings held different areas of Kirklees. Specific feedback and views from PCAN members, alongside staff and other interested parties are included in the report.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 12 Mar 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Children's Services, Portfolio Holder for Learning & Aspiration

Lead director: Strategic Director - Children and Families

Department: Children (stat)

Contact: Stewart Horn, Head of Children's Integrated Commissioning 01484 221000 Email:, Kieran Lord, Interim Service Director: Resources, Improvements & Partnerships Email:

Consultation process

Formal non-statutory consultation took place during the period 20th November 2023 to 2nd January 2024. There were a variety of views and opinions which will be included in the report.

Members/Officers Involved: Cllr Reynolds, Cllr Kendrick, Kieran Lord, Stewart Horn, Darren Tordoff, Luke Wielgus, Jon Peaker, Richard Moore