Decision details

Short Breaks for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

1.         Approval to commence a competitive procurement process for Shortbreaks Service

 

2.         Delegate authority to the Corporate Director, People Services, following consultation with Portfolio Holder for Education and Social Services for Children and Young People, Portfolio Holder for Adults and Social Care and the Portfolio Holder for Finance & Resources, to award the contract.

Decisions:

RESOLVED: That

 

1)     the commencement of a competitive procurement process for a Short Breaks Service be agreed; and

 

2)     the Corporate Director of People Services, following consultation with Portfolio Holder for Education and Social Services for Children and Young People, Portfolio Holder for Adults and Social Care, and the Portfolio Holder for Finance & Resources, be authorised to award the contract, following the competitive procurement process.

 

Reasons (for the recommendations): The Authority is required under the Children and Families Act 2014 for Local Authorities to commission services which provide families in need of respite, with a choice in provision.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

 

 

Report author: Corporate Director, People

Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 18/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2021 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 27/11/2021

Call-in deadline date: 26/11/2021

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