Decision details

Vary the terms of the council's proposed arrangements with the local authority owned and controlled Regional Adoption Agency known as Adoption West

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To delegate authority to the Director of Children’s Services in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, to:


(i)            take all necessary steps and execute all necessary documentation (including, without limitation, an Inter Authority Agreement between the above-mentioned participating councils) to implement the Cabinet Decision dated 29th March 2017 as varied by this Decision Report  for the purpose of establishing and launching   a public sector owned and controlled Regional Adoption Agency known as “Adoption West”; 


(ii)                award a public procurement law compliant contract to Adoption West for the provision of an integrated adoption service.  The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of 3 years and include an option to extend such period by 5 further years The council’s continued participation in Adoption West shall run concurrently with the term of such contract; and


(iii)         appoint appropriate council officers to a range of statutory roles and offices in Adoption West.



Please refer to the published decision notice for details of this decision


Publication date: 18/02/2019

Date of decision: 18/02/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

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