Decision details

PCC DN - Change Management Support for the Adolescent Safeguarding Framework

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, GM Deputy Mayor, Treasurer GMCA

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Three local authorities will be taking forward an accelerated change management programme to implement the new Adolescent Safeguarding Framework with direct support from the VRU. Local authority Directors of Children’s Services (DCSs) have asked for the procurement of an expert change management consultant to support implementation of Phase 1. Zoe Appleton Consulting (ZAC) has been identified as an appropriate expert change consultant at at a cost of £60k for six months starting December 2022.


To approve the Zoe Appleton Consulting (ZAC) to deliver Change Management support to three GM local Authorities (to be selected by the VRU in December 2022), to implement the Adolescent Safeguarding Framework as agreed at November 2022 GM Children’s Board.

To be delivered December 2022 to May 2023
Value £60,000

Publication date: 13/01/2023

Date of decision: 08/12/2022