Report of the Corporate Director, People.
(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: 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.