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Officer Decisions

Head of Adult Commissioning and Public Health - Dominic Hudson

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to vary the contract for CP1731-19 Devon Youth Services.


Decision Taken:

To provide funding to the Supplier to enable distribution of emergency relief funds to Voluntary and Community youth groups in Devon during the Covid-19 pandemic

The funding will be a one-off payment of £51,781 to the Supplier.


Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

Additional funding to be made available to support voluntary and community sector youth clubs that would otherwise be at risk of permanent closure because the restrictions to movement arising from the management of the coronavirus pandemic have frustrated their ability to raise income.

The existing provider of our county-wide youth service offer has the infrastructure, relationships and governance arrangements in place to manage the fund appropriately and is able to take on responsibility for the work with immediate effect.


Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

We reviewed the landscape quickly to see if there was anyone else who we thought could take this work forward at speed and without any set-up costs / overheads and found no obvious alternative providers with comparable knowledge of the youth sector in Devon who could mobilise immediately.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Jason Allen Position: Senior Change Manager Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
28 April 2020

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: