Decision details

Annual Update of the Building Successful Families Programme

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



This report is to provide an annual update to the Education, Children and Families Committee on the Building Successful Families programme, referred to nationally as the Supporting Families programme.




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Education, Children and Families Policy Committee:-


1.     continues to endorse the strategic developments across the Early Help system in ensuring that Sheffield retains Earned Autonomy and continues to prioritise Early Help for children, young people, and their families;


2.     notes the developments and achievements within the Building Successful Families Programme over the 23/24 financial year; and


3.     approves the proposed financial plan for the 2024-2025 budget of the programme.




Reasons for Decision




The Early Help System is a network of services, processes and interactions that aim to help children, young people, and families at the earliest opportunity. If we continue to develop our system, we will see vulnerable families thrive, becoming empowered to become resilient over time and build connections to their local community. Our local services will also be joined-up, flexible and responsive to new challenges, becoming sustainable for the long[1]term creating stronger multi-agency partnerships which work together to understand local trends, predict emerging need, and respond to those needing additional help. It is therefore essential that we continue the ambitions in further developing our data and system maturity with the full approval of the committee.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




Not applicable as this report is an annual report of the development of the Building Successful Families programme.


Publication date: 26/03/2024

Date of decision: 19/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2024 - Education, Children and Families Policy Committee

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