Monday, 7 February 2011

Connexions staff pose questions to Cheshire West and Chester Council

CONNEXIONS staff are asking questions about the company’s future and the decisions made by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Clr Derek Bateman, the Labour group leader, revealed that CWAC is paying consultants for its children’s service at a rate of £1,100 a day.

This includes the appointment of a chairman on the council’s Independent Improvement Board, which is responsible for monitoring CWAC’s progress following a damning Ofsted report into its children’s services in December 2010. 

An unofficial letter has been distributed to all CWAC councillors from a source at Connexions, which outlines the situation and asks 13 questions.

These include how the council can justify how it can commission a coordinator on £1,100 per day to help develop the new service and how it can pull the plug on Connexions, which gave the the council its only credibility in its last Ofsted report.

My comment: This won't be the first time the Council have sought the most expensive way to solve a problem. And it probably won't be the last!

Read the full story from the source Northwich Guardian


Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington Borough Councils agreed in principle to meet all costs relating to the restructuring of Connexions in Cheshire and Warrington.

Read the full story from the source Winsford Guardian 

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