Issue details

Continuing arrangements for the provision of urgent and specialist support for children and young people

The County Council has experienced a high volume of requests for specialist care and support for children and young people at short notice and often in emergency situations. Services are currently procured from individual specialist staffing agencies as required. No existing framework or dynamic purchasing system (DPS) is able to meet the needs of these vulnerable children due to the specialist services required and the notice periods given.

 

The Executive Director of Children, Young People and Learning will be asked to approve the necessary arrangements to enable the continuation of the provision of urgent and specialist support for children and young people.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/07/2021

Decision due: October 2021 by Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning

Lead member: Lucy Butler, Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning lucy.butler@westsussex.gov.uk

Lead director: Lucy Butler

Contact: Thomas Strivens, Programme Manager Email: thomas.strivens@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 22082.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director for Children, Young People and Learning via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background papers

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