Issue details

Reducing the contract value for Calderdale and Kirklees Careers

Consideration will be given to reduce the current contract value by £750k. Calderdale and Kirklees proposal is to design a different service delivery model for LA (Local Authority) statutory duties to reduce the proportion of young people who are not in education, employment and training (NEET). This is critical in supporting young people to access education and training. Therefore, tracking and understanding the characteristics and current activity of the young people in their area is crucial and is undertaken effectivelyby C + K careers.  Should the proposal be agreed, the contract expectations would need to be adjusted accordingly.


C + K Careers also provide other services to the Council, and these remain unaffected by this proposal.


Officers of the Council have undertaken engagement with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of C + K Careers as well as colleagues in Calderdale Council.

The CEO has considered the implications with the C + K Careers Board. 


Local authority officers to continue to work together with C + K in exploring ways to sustain the expertise delivered by the company.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure>£500,000 and affects2 or more wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/03/2024

Decision due: 25 Apr 2024 by Portfolio Holder for Children's Services

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Children's Services

Lead director: Service Director - Learning & Early Support

Department: Learning and Aspiration

Contact: Jo-Anne Sanders, Service Director - Learning & Early Support 01484 221000 Email:

Making Representations: Representations can be made via e-mail to

Members/Officers Involved: Jo-Anne Sanders Tom Brailsford Cllr Viv Kendrick