As part of its statutory obligations the Council provides therapeutic assessments and therapeutic interventions for children and young people. This includes the provision of therapies from different disciplines for example psychotherapy, occupational therapy, play therapy.
Currently this need is predominately for children With Special Educational needs, receiving Social Care support, or in the Council’s Care.
Whilst the County Council provides some of these services, the demand is such that a significant amount of provision has to be purchased from the external market and evaluation shows this is a trend expected to continue. In order to meet this demand, it is proposed to set up a Framework to enable the efficient sourcing of therapeutic services from qualified suppliers.
The Cabinet Member for Children and Young People will be asked to approve: -
• The commencement of a procurement to set up a Framework to enable the purchase of therapeutic services and
• The delegation of authority to the Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning to award places on the Framework
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: For Determination
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/11/2021
Decision due: January 2022 by Cabinet Member for Children and Young People
Lead member: Councillor Jacquie Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Daniel Ruaux, Assistant Director - Corporate Parenting Email: email@example.com Tel: 033 022 22695.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.
Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills
Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553