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Decisions published

28/07/2021 - PH/18/2021 Tier2 - Approval for contract variation for Tier 2 weight management service for adults (Public Health England grant allocation – Rule 16 approval) ref: 2215    Recommendations Approved

The impact of covid-19 has highlighted a number of health inequalities across England as referenced in the Build Back Fairer Covid-19 Marmot review (2021) and has also exacerbated the obesity rates in our borough. As part of PHE’s national recovery plan for obesity, local authorities have been allocated funding to provide services to support the obesity recovery including the funds to support Tier 2 weight management services . As we de-commissioned our Tier 2 weight management service for adults in 2016 we are proposing to use the funds to set up a community based pilot using an existing weight management provider and in-house teams to develop a service for those individuals with a BMI > 30 until 31st March 2022 due to the tight timescale and covid-19 implications. The decision was made not to tender due to the timescale and the fact that we want to join up our current Tier 3 /Tier 4 weight management services to extend the weight management offer , to keep it local and also to use it as a pilot to test potential demand and uptake.

Details of the proposed service are available on request and the programme (Be Well, Feel Good) will be live in autumn 2021. Referrals into the service will be via primary care and self -referral. A communications plan will be developed prior to mobilisation by the provider.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 28/07/2021

Decision:

A Rule 16 Urgent Decision was approved on 23rd April 2021 by Mayor Ros Jones to accept the grant allocation from Public Health England (PHE) for £329, 546 for the commissioning of a new Tier 2 weight management service (adults) as part of the covid-19 recovery planning. £255k will be allocated to the commissioning of the service and the remainder £74,546 will be used in house to recruit a Be well coach post to support the programme and infrastructure and provide a food education/peer support element as part of the food poverty work.

Lead officer: Dr Rupert Suckling


17/08/2021 - PH/20/2021 - AccLeisureInvest - Accelerated Leisure Facility Capital Investment & Maintenance ref: 2213    Recommendations Approved

Historically, budget pressures and competing priorities have led to significant underinvestment in DMBC’s portfolio of leisure facilities, as funding availability has not been able to match that required to invest in and maintain the facilities to a reasonable and safe standard. Since 2011, Doncaster Culture & Leisure Trust (DCLT) have managed and operated the facilities on behalf of DMBC. The current agreement is set to end in March 2036.

In 2017/18 condition surveys completed by Pick Everard estimated that just over £30million (excluding inflation) would be required over the following 25 year period to ensure appropriate maintenance of the existing facilities. Of that £30million, it was estimated that approx. £16million would be required over the first 10 years. . Of that £16million, it was estimated that approx. £10.5million would be required over the first 5 years. In addition, there has been a requirement to invest in the facilities from a business development perspective to support the continued viability of DCLT.

Over recent years a number of solutions to the investment gap have been explored, including accelerated investment schemes to reduce the gap and rationalisation / closure of facilities – however none were 100% agreed and committed too.

This has resulted in political agreement that the facility stock would not be rationalised and (as of 2020) an annual capital investment be requested to match that required to maintain the facilities, focusing on;

- Elements identified within the condition surveys (including electrical, mechanical and building fabric elements to ensure facilities can continue to operate safely and effectively)
- Opportunities to use greener energy solutions
- Business development opportunities to facilitate income generation to support the viability of DCLT
- Any additional arising health and safety concerns

This resulted in provision of £1.75m 19 -20 financial year and additional £1.345m for 20-21, which was provided specifically to focus on Armthorpe and Askern Leisure Centres
.
Despite the impact of covid pandemic the programme has enabled Armthorpe to be delivered on time and access an additional £1.7m of government PSDC fund monies to complement Doncaster council allocation and replace aging boilers and decarbonise Askern leisure centre;

It was agreed at cabinet in June 2021 that a further £3.9m would be allocated to accelerate improvements to our stock of leisure facilities (see table below) and provide support to rugby league capital works.

Work now needs to be carried out to survey the chosen centres (listed below) in detail as experience from undertaking works at Askern and planning for Thorne has shown the condition surveys are somewhat wide of the mark when costings works.

The £3.9m has been allocated as follows but these may need to change should survey works identify significant problems or priorities.

Venue Proposed New Capital (£)
Askern Leisure Centre 650,000
Edlington Community Swimming Pool 1,500,000
Rossington Community Swimming Pool 350,000
Thorne Leisure Centre 1,000,000
RLWC capital 100,000
Sub Total 3,600,000
Contingency 300,000
Total 3,900,000

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 17/08/2021

Decision:

To provide Accelerated Leisure Facility Capital Investment & Maintenance to the value of £3.9m to undertake works to improve Doncaster Councils stock of leisure facilities.

Lead officer: Dr Rupert Suckling


26/08/2021 - LOP&S - 2122047 - Doncaster Opportunity Area Year 5 - Mental Health Support Programme ref: 2212    Recommendations Approved

See attached Officer Decision Record for full details

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 26/08/2021

Decision:

To provide funding of £85,000 through a variation to the section 76 contract to Doncaster Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Doncaster CAMHS). This is to provide a programme of training and support to schools to assist them over the long term to better meet the complex needs of their students in respect of supporting their
low-level mental health issues.

Lead officer: Rebecca Fletcher


09/04/2021 - LOP&S - 2021044 - Sheffield City Region Start Platform ref: 2210    Recommendations Approved

See attached Officer Decision Record for full details

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Education, Skills, Culture and Heritage

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 09/04/2021

Decision:

To procure a Sheffield City Region Start Platform through a competitive tender. The costs of the platform would be up to £40,000 for development and £20,000 per year for hosting and maintenance. The maintenance costs would be split between the four Councils involved meaning the annual maintenance cost to Doncaster Council would be up to £5,000 per annum.

Lead officer: Robin MacNeill


13/09/2021 - EE21 0229 - Approval to enter into Funding Agreement with Sheffield City Region (SCR) to draw down approved SCR Getting Building Done and Transforming Cities Fund for the delivery of Quality Streets Active Travel and Digital Infrastructure Programme: ref: 2208    Recommendations Approved

Quality Streets Active Travel and Digital Infrastructure – Doncaster Town Centre will link inspirational design, digital technology infrastructure to provide cohesive and sustainable connectivity. This scheme continues the recent Quality Streets programme and will deliver highway improvements, cycle lanes, improved public realm supporting and enable investment in urban centre employment and residential development.

Combining Transforming Cities Fund and Getting Building Fund, the scheme will improve the connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians through the urban centre to the station and Civic and Cultural Quarter. Additionally, it will use this opportunity for the installation of high-speed digital infrastructure which will maximise business opportunities in a digital age, going forward.

The opportunity to combine both funds will deliver the preferred scheme to St Sepulchre Gate, Duke Street, Cleveland Street and Wood Street. The works will be carried out in 2 phases commencing with Phase 1: St Sepulchre Gate and Duke Street. Phase 2 will consist of Cleveland Street and Wood Street. The benefits include new segregated cycle lanes, improved and enhanced public realm making the streetscape more attractive for pedestrians, and works to the highway.

On 9 March 2021 Cabinet approved the progression to Funding Agreement stage and the subsequent acceptance of funding (subject to the negotiation of acceptable terms and conditions with the grant sponsor).

The Cabinet report agreed to the:
1. Progression to Funding Agreement stage and the subsequent acceptance of £9m SCR funding (subject to the negotiation of acceptable terms and conditions with the grant sponsor).
2. Delegated negotiating and agreeing the terms of the funding agreement to the Director of Economy & Environment, in consultation with the Mayor and Chief Financial Officer.
3. Delegation in respect of the final design and layout to the Director of Economy & Environment, in consultation with the Mayor and the Portfolio Holder.

On 22 March 2021 SCR Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) approved the Quality Streets Active Travel and Digital Infrastructure Programme Doncaster Town Centre Full Business Case and agreed to enter into a Funding Agreement.

The Funding Agreement was received from SCR on 23rd June and is in the process of agreement of terms. The funding profile is split into two programmes, Programme 1 is TCF fund with spend to be achieved by March 2023 and Programme 2 is Getting Building fund with spend to be achieved by March 2022.

The Funding Agreement specifies the terms and conditions for the grant funding which are output based. There is 100% grant clawback if the outputs are not achieved by the clawback review date of 30 April 2023. The project outcomes are not subject to clawback, however are subject to the terms and conditions of the Funding Agreement.

Table 1 (as set out in the attached Officer Decision Record) outlines the Outputs for each Funding Programme: Table 2 below outlines the Project Outcomes for each Funding Programme:

There is also a retention of 5% which will be released as follows:

- 2.5% retention will be released upon completion of the project outputs by the completion date of 31 March 2023.
- The remaining 2.5% will be released upon confirmation the project outcomes have been delivered by the final review date of 31 March 2030.

Agreement is required to enter into the Funding Agreement and draw down the grant funding to deliver this capital scheme.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Environment

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 13/09/2021

Decision:

That approval is given to:

- Enter into a Funding Agreement with SCR and draw down the combined Getting Building Fund (GBF) £5.5m and Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) £3.5m which gives a total of £9m grant awarded in respect of the Quality Streets Active Travel and Digital Infrastructure Programme.

- Accept the funding into Doncaster Council’s capital programme.

- To award constructions contracts to Eurovia via Midlands Highway Framework (MHA) framework

Lead officer: Dan Swaine


21/09/2021 - AHWB.037.2021 Financial Support to Adult Social Care ref: 2207    Recommendations Approved

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the adult social care provider market. A Special Urgency Report to the Mayor dated 5th November 2020 resulted in certain recommendations being made which included the following:

• Agree an extension to the programme of financial support in response to the COVID 19 crisis. This extension will be from the 1st July 2020 to 31st October 2020 for adult social care providers who are commissioned by the Council to provide care services across the borough.

• As the impact of COVID 19 on care providers was likely to continue beyond 31st October, the decision to extend any further financial support to the adult social care provider sector up to the 31st March 2021 was delegated to the Director of Adults Health and Wellbeing in consultation with the Director of Corporate Resources and the Portfolio Holder for Adults Health and Wellbeing subject to future direction from central government and the movement of the COVID-19 crisis, in line with any grant conditions.

An Officer Decision Record was signed on the 16th March 2021 to extend the financial support to the market to the 31st March 2021 in line with the delegated decision noted above. This ODR is to grant relief for costs incurred during this period: the 1st February 2021 to the 31st March 2021. Supplier Relief Scheme:

As detailed within the Cabinet Report dated 5th November 2020 the Supplier Relief Scheme was extended to the 31st October 2020, then subsequently extended to the 31st March 2021 by the Director of Adults Health and Wellbeing after consultation with the Director of Corporate Resources and the Portfolio Holder for Adults Health and Wellbeing.

Following this, applications were accepted from Adult Social Care providers for additional costs incurred. In calculating the level of relief in relation to the additional costs the following principles have been established:

• Available to all Adult Social Care providers delivering care and support in Doncaster
• Support relates to actual expenditure incurred (evidenced by documentation or declaration) and therefore provides no basis for an ongoing fee increase
• The extent of additional workforce costs is beyond that which a provider would be expected to incur as part of their normal business continuity plans
• The relief must be proportionate, and sense checked
• Agency costs for COVID related sick (ensuring that these costs are net of any salary cost savings e.g. if absent staff have not been paid in full, the full cost of agency should not be claimable)
• SSP costs (where they cannot be recovered from Government and where the absence was covered by additional hours/agency)
• The relief relates to additional costs incurred and does not equate to compensation for lost profit (in line with PPN02_2020)

The providers (as set out in the attached Officer Decision Record) have applied to the council for additional costs they have incurred because of the Covid pandemic.

Relief covers the period 1st February 2021 to 31st March 2021 Provider Agreed Amount to be paid Total £38,683.93
Relief covers the periods 1st February 2021 to 31st March 2021 taking into account other schemes and grants that could be utilised to cover additional costs i.e. IPC grant and PPE clipper scheme.

There is no duplication between these claims and the claims processed in previous ODRs. Some providers have been paid part payment whilst awaiting further information and this concludes their claims.

Decision Maker: Director of Improvement Adults, Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

To grant supplier relief for costs when applied for under the Supplier Relief Scheme to Adult Social Care providers for costs incurred between the 1st February 2021 to the 31st March 2021 in line with the Rule 16 report dated 5th November 2020 and the subsequent ODR signed 16th March 2021.

Lead officer: Phil Holmes


27/07/2021 - AHWB.035.2021 Funding for Three Temporary Posts in Adults, Health and Wellbeing ref: 2206    Recommendations Approved

The Adults, Health and Wellbeing (AHWB) directorate vision is for people in Doncaster to live in the place they call home with the people and things that they love, in communities where they look out for one another, doing the things that matter to them. To help us achieve this vision, we need to invest in developing practice to ensure our ways of working adhere to national legislation, policy and best practice, and are shaped by local people with lived experience of seeking and drawing on support.

The Practice Development Team is an important resource with a wide remit, including shaping the vision and purpose of the directorate, ensuring our vision is at the heart of all we do, developing an authentic approach to coproduction, and supporting AHWB staff by developing clear principles and practice guidance, offering ongoing support to embed and develop the new Mosaic case management system and removing as much bureaucracy as possible to make things better for us and better for the people we serve.

It is particularly relevant that a proportion of the reserve earmarked for transformational projects in Social Care is earmarked for this purpose, as the team will play a key role in ensuring improved experience and outcomes for people in Doncaster and increased morale and job satisfaction for our own staff, which will in turn have a positive impact on our budget.

Decision Maker: Director of Improvement Adults, Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

To agree the funding for three temporary posts in Adults, Health and Wellbeing from the transformational projects in Social Care earmarked reserve:
• 1 x Strategic Lead for Practice Development – Grade 12 – FTE – Temporary until 31 March 2023
• 2 x Subject Matter Experts – Grade 9 – FTE – Temporary until 31 March 2022

Lead officer: Phil Holmes


23/08/2021 - AHWB.033.2021 OPCC Grant Funding ref: 2205    Recommendations Approved

The Council have received notification from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner that Doncaster will receive £106k of funding from the second round of the Home Office Safer Streets fund.

Doncaster was part of an initial tri-partite bid with Rotherham and Barnsley Councils and South Yorkshire Police. The bid sought to fund a number of initiatives in the Dearne Valley area to tackle acquisitive crime, enhance investigations and improve public confidence. The bid for Doncaster focused upon the Mexborough area, as we were aware of particular issues following a recent murder in January this year.

The bid for Mexborough was based around the following outcomes:

• Improved public sense of safety, pertinent to recent events.
• Improved confidence in the partner agencies
• Disruption to Organised Crime Group (OCG) activity
• Deter and detect a wide range of other crimes (environmental, crimes against the person etc.)

The awarded funding totals £106k and is broken down into three main elements. The first is £32k awarded for the target hardening of properties, using smartwater and other crime reduction tools.

The second is £64k provided for the purchase of additional CCTV, which will be positioned in key areas with higher levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, or where the public feel vulnerable. Work has already started in identifying these areas.

The final element is £10k to be used for the development of neighbourhood networks. These networks will be very important, as they will involve the local community developing active groups to follow similar principals to neighbourhood watch. The funding will kick-start these local groups and fund the purchase of signage and marketing materials.

In terms of administering the funding, we have an established locality Partnership structure in the Mexborough area (Mexborough Locality Bronze Plus) which would be able to monitor the project going forward, recognising the funding would have to be spent by March 2022.

Decision Maker: Director of Improvement Adults, Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 23/08/2021

Decision:

To approve the receipt of grant funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), which relates to the successful award of Safer Streets Funding from the Home Office.

Lead officer: Phil Holmes


11/08/2021 - AHWB.029.2021 - Installation of Alley Gates for Don Street and Brooke Street ref: 2203    Recommendations Approved

Section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour Crime & Policing Act 2014, provides that a local authority may make a public spaces protection order if satisfied on reasonable grounds that two conditions are met:

The first condition is that—
(a) activities carried on in a public place within the authority’s area have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality, or
(b) it is likely that activities will be carried on in a public place within that area and that they will have such an effect.

The second condition is that the effect, or likely effect, of the activities—
(a) is, or is likely to be, of a persistent or continuing nature,
(b) is, or is likely to be, such as to make the activities unreasonable, and
(c) justifies the restrictions imposed by the notice.
The alleyways to the rear of both Don Street and Brooke Street within the Town Ward, have for a number of years been facilitating continual anti-social behaviour including alcohol and drug misuse where drug paraphernalia is being discarded. The area is also a magnet for use by sex workers, nuisance youths and adults, and has regular instances of criminal damage, fly tipping and reports of burglaries and attempted burglaries. Due to its proximity to the local Homeless hostel, these locations also serve as a congregation area for those tenants, again causing harassment, alarm and distress to local residents due to behaviours witnessed.
This has had a fundamental effect on the wellbeing of the local residents which has resulted in a decline in the community spirit, ultimately effecting their quality of life.
Residents report that they feel intimidated, fearful and appalled when using the alleyways prior to the Covid19 pandemic and voiced these concerns via the local Ward Councillors, reported to both the Communities Area team and the Environmental Enforcement team and also to South Yorkshire Police.

Due to this the alleyways are an area where residents avoid, no longer being a social environment where neighbours would converse whilst placing their bins out or indeed where
they can feel safe and take pride in anymore.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with residents spending more time at home, these feelings of concern have continued and indeed escalated, with those perpetrators responsible for these types of behaviours noticeably attributing to the further decline of the alleyways, through continuing to visit the area even during National lockdown periods.

The area itself is affected due to its geographical location which is set back from any other residential areas and could be described as an island. There are only 3 residential streets within this boundry those being Don Street, Brooke Street and Parkinson Street. Both Don and Brooke back onto each other with Parkinson being removed from the other two bar being linked at a junction.

As a result of the set back design of the isolated estate so close to the Town Centre, it is an ideal location for drink, drug, sex work abuse as well as fly tipping.

The residents of the area have been reluctant to report incidences due to, in their view, the slim likelihood of perpetrators being caught and in particular during the Covid 19 pandemic when they have known services have been stretched. The restriction of access to this alleyway would remedy these problems almost immediately. The alleygates would not only help in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour but also reduce further costs to the Local Authority and South Yorkshire Police. Although Doncaster Council Officers and their partners South Yorkshire Police have continued to conduct regular covert and high visibility patrols to help alleviate the problems, which arise in the area, issuing fixed penalty notices and clearance orders, the longer-term restriction of access to the alleyways would remedy these
problems almost immediately.

The installation of alley gates at this location will also help to greatly reduce the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour for local residents; in turn, this will raise the community confidence of those residents who live within the area the alley gates will cover. This will in particular support improved wellbeing outcomes for the several elderly and vulnerable residents who have suffered in recent years due to the steady decline in the local area, with it no longer looking or feeling like the community they have lived in for many years. It will instil a refreshed level of confidence in services and help reduce the overall fear of safety currently witnessed.
As part of the Public Space Protection Order Consultation required, residents were asked for their views and concerns in relation to the implementation of this scheme, and through this process significant support for this proposal has been found.

The funding for the alleygate installation is being met from existing Council budgets which have already been earmarked to cover the costs required. It is fair to say there would potentially be minor costs down the line linked to broken locks however; this would be managed from existing Community Safety budgets. Community Safety colleagues have also confirmed that if there is a fault with the gates within 3 years of installation, this is covered through the Contractor’s guarantee. If the damage to the gates is excessive due to vehicle damage as an example, then the insurance claim process would be followed. Ultimately, if all
those elements will not cover the cost to repair or replace damaged dates, then arrangements would be made to have them removed.

See attached Officer Decision Record for further details.

Decision Maker: Director of Improvement Adults, Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 11/08/2021

Decision:

To make a Public Space Protection Order in the terms set out in Appendix 1. This will involve the installation of 5 alley gates in total at the rear of both Don Street and Brooke Street,
Wheatley, Doncaster to prevent ASB, environmental crime and criminality in the area and to create a safe environment for the residents.

The conditions for the Public Space Protection Order for the gates are set out in the attached Officer Decision Record.

Lead officer: Phil Holmes


23/09/2021 - LOP&S: 2122056 - Recruitment of 1fte Early Help Coordinator and 1 fte Family Lead Practitioner to support the Alternative Provision Specialist Taskforce at St Wilfred’s Academy. ref: 2202    Recommendations Approved

Doncaster Council’s Early Intervention and Localities Service have been approached by St Wilfred’s Academy to support the Alternative Provision Specialist Taskforce Pilot. St Wilfred’s have submitted a successful application to the Department for Education with a plan which includes recruitment of a Family Lead Practitioner and an Early Help Coordinator.

The request is to provide dedicated support in relation to Early Help (Assess, Plan, Do and Review), case supervision and coordination of the multi-agency approach.

St Wilfred’s have based this decision on the good practice they have observed and would like to add additional capacity into the existing team to support this project.

The Family Lead Practitioner will work directly with families, undertaking whole family assessments and focusing interventions around parental needs whilst working closely with school mentors who will work more directly with the
children. The Early Help Coordinator will provide case supervision and coordination for all children, young people and families who access the provision.

Both posts will sit within the existing service and line management responsibilities will be held by an Early Help Pathway Lead.

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 23/09/2021

Decision:

Funding to be provided to Doncaster Council from St Wilfred’s Academy to fund 1fte Early Help Coordinator and 1fte Family Lead Practitioner to support the Alternative Provision Specialist Taskforce at St Wilfred’s Academy for two years from 01 November 2021.

Externally funded through the Alternative Provision Specialist Taskforce fund. Line management costs will be met from within the existing Early Help team budget.
There will be no additional costs for council.

Costs for the posts are set out in the attached Officer Decision Record.

Lead officer: Riana Nelson


12/08/2021 - AHWB.030.2021 G10 Manager Hamilton Court ref: 2204    Recommendations Approved

Hamilton Court is a supported living service. It provides support for people with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder living in the community. The main principles of supported living are that people with learning disabilities own or rent their home, and have control over they support they receive, who they live with and how they live their lives.
Supported Living provides a personalised approach to delivering care and support, supporting people to be independent, make choices and be in control. Staff and managers are required to carry out their roles and to treat people with dignity and respect. Records, processes and procedures should be of a high standard and where people are free from discrimination and harassment, in an environment tailored to the needs of the service users.
To ensure effective governance, sustainability and to support a temporary increase in management capacity. This 12 month fixed term contract will enable further work to be undertaken to implement a longer term sustainable model for our wider Future Options Direct Care services.

Decision Maker: Director of Improvement Adults, Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 12/08/2021

Decision:

Recruitment for temporary/fixed term for 12 months
G10 Manager for Hamilton Court to provide additional capacity to continue to deliver the service effectively.

Lead officer: Phil Holmes


26/08/2021 - LOP&S - 2122052 - Use of Wellbeing for Education Return funding to support habilitation of visually impaired students ref: 2200    Recommendations Approved

REASON FOR DECISION
1. To employ a habilitation officer using the Wellbeing for Education Return Grant: We have an increase in the number of Young People with higher levels of visual impairment who require support in order to be independent in their physical educational environment, their journey’s to school and their local communities. Many of these young people have experienced significant breaks in support and continuity in relation to this due to covid and have struggled to transition into new learning environments, work or training. This has had a resulting impact upon the wellbeing of this already vulnerable group, many of whom have had to transition into new physical environments with limited support for mobility and orientation. They have also missed out on key independent living skills that centre around organisation skills and access to equipment needed in lessons such as technology and PE Previous services in this field were historically funded and employed within adult services but these have since been withdrawn. The role covers these core functions:
• Assess and teach mobility and independent living skills to children and young people with vision impairment including Sighted guide skills, Trailling skills, Cane skills and Independent travel;
• To upskill and support parents and education professionals on how to support the mobility and independence of children and young people with vision impairment;
• To complete environmental audits of a range of settings and providing advice on how to ensure it is fit for purpose and safe for a child or young person with a vision impairment;
• To contribute to the development of the VI Service and maximise outcomes for the children and young people on caseload.

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 12/10/2021

Effective from: 26/08/2021

Decision:

To use Wellbeing for Education Return funding in order to
support visually impaired children and young people through the employment of a Habilitation Officer

Lead officer: Lee Golze


12/08/2021 - LOP&S - 2122045 - Sleep Service ref: 2199    Recommendations Approved

To deliver a sleep clinic service for children and young people currently placed within Local Authority children’s residential homes alongside identified foster carer provision.
There are currently no other provisions that are able to provide this specialist support required.

The children, young people targeted by this provision would require additional support to promote positive sleep. Young people who have poor sleep patterns, can be at risk of increased levels and severity of daytime behaviour problems as well as, reduced learning and cognitive ability. Children and Young People who are sleep deprived often fail to meet their full potential in school or college putting them at risk of isolation, further increase the gap of available opportunities and go against the key priorities of the Children and young people's plan of Doncaster.

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 12/10/2021

Effective from: 12/08/2021

Decision:

To grant award a total of £70,000 to The Sleep Charity in order to deliver a sleep clinic service for children and young people currently placed within Local Authority children’s residential homes alongside identified foster carer provision.
There are currently no other provisions that are able to provide this specialist support required.

The provider will be expected to complete an audit of all the local authority provisions and provide a bespoke plan to deliver sleep support within these settings. They will
facilitate and deliver training for staff and foster carers to support children and young people who are struggling with sleep difficulties, which severely impacts their
learning, mental and physical health.

Lead officer: Riana Nelson


21/09/2021 - lOP&S: 2122055 - Disposal from the Collections of Heritage Doncaster – Libraries and Heritage Services ref: 2201    For Determination

The object is un-accessioned, in poor condition (consultation with a specialist at Beamish has brought to light that the carriage has in the past – prior to Heritage Doncaster acquiring it – been poorly restored. The Rear Carriage wheels not belonging to this model of carriage) and does not have a strong Doncaster Borough Provenance or connection. The recommendation to dispose relates particularly to section 5.3.1 of the Collections Development Policy (2019-2023) which refers to the criteria for disposal from the Social History Collections. As the object is un-accessioned and has never been formally accepted into the collection, the collecting criteria for Social History, outlined in Section 4.1 and in particular 4.1.2 which refers to considerations over care and storage of items. The Omnibus is a large object and would be both difficult to store and very space consuming. This, when considered against its poor condition (poor historic restoration) and lack of a strong connection to the Borough of Doncaster (as defined at this time by the Borough’s Local Government boundaries) make it a candidate for disposal.

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 12/10/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

That approval is given by the Governing Body of Heritage Doncaster for the decision to dispose of an un-accessioned item known as The Womersley to Pontefract Omnibus, currently held in the Heritage Doncaster Collections, in line with the Heritage Doncaster Collections Development Policy (2019-2023 approved by the Governing body by ODR on 08/04/2019) sections 16.6, the Museum Association Code of Ethics and the Museum Association’s Disposal Toolkit.

Lead officer: Leanne Hornsby