Decision details

The recommissioning of Children and Family Centres as the starting point for the development of Family Hubs: Contract modification - Lot 1 only (additional 12 months extension)

Decision Maker: Director of Childrens' Services

Decision status: Implemented

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Following the conclusion of a competitive procurement process for one or more contracts for the supply of Children & Family Centres that will begin the new Family Hubs model across Gloucestershire and following consultation with Councillor Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years in accordance with the Cabinet decision on 23 February 2022:

To vary the terms of the contract with Barnardo Services Limited (Barnardos) due to expire on 31st March 2024 for the provision of targeted family support to children and families for the purposes of extending its term for a further period of 12 months until 31st March 2025 to facilitate the Decision 2 – Executive Decision taken on 16th January 2024 by Ann James and Cllr Davies.


In coming to this decision, the Director of Children’s Services 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 Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.


Having fully considered all the available information, the Director of Children’s Services decided to reject any alternative options and take the recommended decision(s), for the reasons set out in the decision report published on the council website for this decision.

Publication date: 25/03/2024

Date of decision: 21/03/2024

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