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Agenda item

Sheffield Tackling Poverty Framework 2020-2030

Report of the Director of Policy, Performance & Communications.

 

Decision:

11.1

The Director of Policy, Performance and Communications submitted a report seeking approval to the Sheffield Tackling Poverty Framework. 

 

The report indicated that the Framework re-states Sheffield City Council’s commitment to tackling poverty by setting out an ambitious vision for a city free from poverty and some high level commitments which the council will pursue in order to help deliver on that vision at a local level. The Framework builds on the Council’s detailed 2015-2018 Tackling Poverty Strategy and also summarises the range of activity which has taken place across the city in recent years and the work which continues to be undertaken.

 

11.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:-

 

(a) approves the Sheffield Tackling Poverty Framework, attached as Appendix 1 to this report, and the commitments contained within it;

 

(b) supports further work with partners to develop a more detailed Tackling Poverty Action Plan for the city, which will supersede the existing Tackling Poverty

Strategy; and

 

(c) agrees that, once developed, the Tackling Poverty Action Plan will be presented to Cabinet for approval.

 

11.3

Reasons for Decision

 

Given the Council’s strong commitment to tackling poverty and inequality across all areas of policy, strategy and delivery, it is timely for us to clearly restate our position and kick-start more vital work in this area.

 

 

11.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

The Tackling Poverty Strategy was developed in 2015 and will continue until a decision is made to replace it. However, this Framework sets out a refreshed approach within that context and gives us an opportunity to restate our commitment, highlight what we have done so far, and work with partners to develop a refreshed Action Plan for the decade ahead. The alternative would be to not adopt the framework.

 

 

11.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

11.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

11.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

James Henderson, Policy Performance and Communications

 

 

11.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

 

 

 

 

 

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