Decision details

Procuring Youth Offending Team (YOT) Reparations and Unpaid Work service

Decision Maker: Director: Children, Families & Safer Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Bristol City Council has a statutory duty to provide opportunities for reparation and unpaid work (UPW) activities for children subject to court orders,
The Council does not have the ability to provide these opportunities in-house and therefore needs to commission a provider.
The decision on initial term length is to allow for potential closer alignment with Targeted Youth Services when those contracts end in May 2023.


To procure a service to facilitate reparation and unpaid work (UPW) activities for children subject to court orders for an initial term of 14 months (1 April 2022 – 31 May 2023), with an optional one-year extension.

Alternative options considered:

Consideration was made of commissioning a longer-term contract to allow for longer-term planning and service innovation. Due to alignment between the unpaid work element of the contract, and the Not in Employment Education or Training (NEET) elements of Targeted Youth Services, it was decided to align these contract end dates, with a one year extension on this contract to allow for a longer-term contract if these two services are not aligned.

Publication date: 11/10/2021

Date of decision: 23/09/2021