Arising from the Council’s statutory obligations under The Children Act 1989, 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 and play therapy.
Currently this need is predominately for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, receiving Social Care support, or in the Council’s Care.
Whilst the County Council and the NHS provide 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 and compliant sourcing of therapeutic services from qualified suppliers.
The Framework will have no actual contract value as it makes no guarantee of business for any provider, however the spend on provision of these therapeutic services in 2020/2021 was approximately £500,000.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/11/2021
Decision due: February 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