Issue details

28-Day Emergency Fostering, PACE and Remand Beds

To seek Cabinet approval to initiate a tendering process for a new contract or (as appropriate) contracts for the provision of the following three categories of service : (1) a 28-day same day/emergency placement service for Looked After Children;  (2) a PACE (Police and Crime Evidence Act 1984) bed fostering service; and (3) a Remand Fostering service. This will allow a new contract or contracts to be awarded as part of Gloucestershire’s Sufficiency Strategy.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/05/2022

Decision due: 23 Nov 2022 by Cabinet, Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s SafeGuarding and Early Years

Contact: Chris Spencer, Director of Children's Services Email:


Agenda items

Background papers

  • Sufficiency Strategy Children’s Services “Right Placement First Time” 20218 -2021