Decision details

Children and Early Years Digital Improvement Programme

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To invest £80000 to progress work to apply digital technology to improve the Children's and Early Years service.
OMBC Children and Early Years are under significant pressure. Increasing demand and net reductions in budgets are causing a perfect storm in operating conditions that are affecting the life chances of young people in the Borough.
This business case seeks funding to automate tasks are currently administratively intense to free up resources to undertake higher value activity in helping to address the growing demands.


£80000 will be released from the ICT Business Systems capital fund and allocate resource from the service to work on creating digital processes.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - Do nothing
Option 2 - Go to market and deliver systems and services.
Option 3 - Work with ICT and deliver an Aglie and Platform approach working in line with the ICT Strategy and the Oldham Plan

Alternative options considered:

Options 1 and 2

Publication date: 29/11/2019

Date of decision: 13/11/2019

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