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.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects two or more divisions;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/02/2019
This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.
Reason for urgency:
Details within the General Exception Notice.
As there is no Cabinet meeting scheduled in February and in order to achieve a decision ahead of the 1 March 2019 deadline, the 'general exception rule' is to be applied.
Decision due: Between 18 Feb 2019 and 19 Feb 2019 by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years
Lead member: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years
Department: Children and Young People
Contact: Andy Dempsey Email: email@example.com.