Decision details

Children’s Social Care and Special Education Spot Purchase Placements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Approve spot purchasing of Residential Care, Independent Foster Agency and Independent Special School and College placements for children and young people.

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Authorised the Director for Children, Families and Safer Communities (interim DCS) and Director Education and Skills, in consultation with Cabinet member for Families, Education and Women to undertake the spot purchasing of Residential Care, Independent Foster Agency and Independent Special School and College placements for children and young people which are above the key decision threshold value, when existing framework contracts are unable to meet requirements, until 31st March 2025 to align with the expiry of the Independent/Non Maintained Special School and Children’s Residential Care Frameworks.
  2. Noted two spot purchase contracts for residential social care placements have already been awarded to a total value of £1.32m.
  3. Noted an annual report will be brought to Cabinet outlining each decision approved above key decision threshold value.

 

Report author: Gail Rogers

Publication date: 13/07/2021

Date of decision: 13/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/07/2021

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