Issue details

Procurement of a Framework for Therapeutic Services for Children and Young People

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 jacquie.russell@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Daniel Ruaux, Assistant Director - Corporate Parenting Email: daniel.ruaux@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 22695.

Consultation process

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.

Consultees

Cabinet Member for Learning and Skills

Finance

Legal

Procurement

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background papers

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