Issue details

Community Based Play and Youth Provision for 0-19 year olds

Authority to procure a range of community based play and youth provision for 0-19 year olds in Southampton to give more of our children and young people a good start in life.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/07/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Inclusion of the Service Specification in the public documents would undermine a fair procurement by giving some providers advance access to commercially useful information.

Decision due: 13 Dec 2018 by Joint Commissioning Board

Lead member: Leader

Lead director: Director of Quality & Integration

Department: Joint Commissioning Board

Contact: Tim Davis, Projects Manager - Strategic Dev Email: Tel: 023 8083 4970.

Consultation process

These proposals have been developed from the wider consultation undertaken as part of the Community Development consultation between March and May 2017. Further consultation and engagement events have happened with a range of local providers of play and youth activities in the City. The majority of funding going into the new service has historically been associated with front line play and youth activities that were grant funded by the Council. In addition to this, Southampton City CCG is investing £40,000 per annum in relation to ensuring that supported play and youth activity supports the emotional and mental health and resilience of children and young people in the city.


Southampton community and voluntary sector providers.
Southampton Community and voluntary sector play and youth service providers.

Public Comments may be sent to:

Slippage/Variations/Reason for Withdrawal: Initial consultation with potential service providers has prompted a revision of the proposals around the modelling of future youth provision. Therefore further consultation with local children and young people through the Council's Youth Forum is required.


Agenda items


  • Community based play and youth provision for 0-19 year olds