Decision details

DfE Capital Funding to develop two new Children’s Homes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to accept the Department for Education Children’s Home Capital Funding Grant to develop two BCC owned properties into children's homes and commission a provider to run them

Decision:

That Cabinet:

1.      Noted the submission of a bid for grant funding to the DfE Children’s Home Capital Funding Programme.

2.      Authorised the Executive Director People, in consultation with Cabinet Member for Children, Education & Equalities to take all steps required to accept and spend £911,000 grant funding from the DfE Children’s Home Capital Funding Programme.

3.      Authorised the Executive Director in consultation with Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Equalities to take all steps required to procure and award the contract(s) necessary for the implementation of a Tier 3.5 and an Adolescent Males Children’s Home and commission a provider to run the homes, in-line with the maximum budget envelopes outlined in this report.

4.      Authorised the Executive Director to invoke any subsequent extensions/variations specifically defined in the contract(s) being awarded, up to the maximum budget envelope outlined in this report.

Report author: Gail Rogers

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/02/2023

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