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.
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
Publication date: 11/10/2021
Date of decision: 23/09/2021