Decision details

Young People’s Sufficiency Strategy: Semi-Independent Accommodation and Support Services

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


This key decision will be considered by the Cabinet Member for Children's Safeguarding and Early Years because the decision is urgent and it has not been possible to publish details about the decision in the Forward Plan. The decision wil be considered under the Council's General Exception Rules.

Please refer to the published decision report for details relating to the decision and to the written notification statement from the Chief Executive on why the decision was urgent and why it was not possible to give the required 28 days notice of the decision


This decision was taken using the Council’s General Exception Procedure Rules. The Chair (Cllr Andrew Miller) and Vice Chair (Cllr Lesley Williams) of the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee, were notified of the need to take the decision as an urgent decision without first publishing notice of the forthcoming decision on the council website (28 days before the decision was taken).


In coming to this decision, Cllr Richard Boyles, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, gave due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Due Regard Statement, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.


Having fully considered all available information, Cllr Boyles rejected the alternative options and took the recommended decision to:


1.   Approve an increase in the estimated maximum contract value for semi independent accommodation and support services for vulnerable young people from £10.8m to £13m.


2.    Confirm the previous decision taken on 24th April 2019 that, upon conclusion of the competitive tender process, delegated authority be given to the Executive Director of Children’s Services, (in consultation with Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years), to enter into a contract with the preferred provider evaluated as offering the council best value for money.


For the reasons set out in the report.

Publication date: 22/06/2020

Date of decision: 22/06/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

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