The County Council needs to source a range of services and educational placements including foster care and placements in residential homes and independent and non-maintained special schools. The total revenue budget is £60m a year.
The process for obtaining these services from external providers is by using the Dynamic Purchasing System for Children’s Placements and Other Support Services (“CPOSS DPS”). Using the DPS enables the Council to match a young person’s needs with a suitable provider. The initial contract period for the DPS expires on 28th February 2022 and this report seeks agreement to extend the DPS for 2 years from 1st March 2022 – 29 February 2024.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/10/2021
Decision due: February 2022 by Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning
Lead member: Lucy Butler, Director of Children, Young People and Learning firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead director: Lucy Butler
Contact: Martin Cross, Children's Contracts and Commissioning Manager Email: email@example.com Tel: 0330 222 3795, Charlotte Smith, SEND Commissioning and Contracts Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 033 022 2754.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director 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