Issue details

Harrow Council's Domestic Abuse Service

To request Cabinet to:


1.     Approve the invitation of applications to tender for the domestic abuse service for an initial period of three years from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2026, with an option to extend twice for an additional 12 months each;

2.     Split the provision of the Domestic Abuse Service into Lot 1 Domestic Abuse Service: Strategic Coordination and direct support to domestic abuse victims and Lot 2 Safe Accommodation: Refuge Support and Management and Floating Support;

3.     Delegate authority to the Corporate Director of People and Director of Finance to award the contracts for both lots.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Revenue Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards/Areas affected: (All Wards/Areas);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/08/2022

Category: Community;

Urgent: No;

Decision due: 15 September 2022 by Cabinet

Lead Member: Councillor Anjana Patel; Councillor Pritesh Patel; Councillor Hitesh Karia; Councillor Mina Parmar; Councillor Jean Lammiman

Lead member: Adults and Public Health Portfolio Holder, Children’s Services Portfolio Holder, Community and Culture Portfolio Holder, Environment and Community Safety Portfolio Holder, Housing Portfolio Holder

Lead director: Alex Dewsnap

Department: Resources and Commercial Directorate

Contact: Director of Strategy and Partnerships Email:, tel. 020 8420 9389.

Consultation process

Groups that have been and will continue to be consulted:

  1. Professionals in the Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, Public Health, Housing, and Community Safety
  2. Stakeholders including Health Partners, Safeguarding Boards, Harrow Domestic Violence Forum, and service users
  3. Portfolio Holders and Shadow Portfolio Holders



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