Issue details

28-Day Emergency Fostering and PACE Beds

To seek cabinet member approval to initiate a tendering process for a new contract for a 28-day same day/emergency placement service for Looked After Children and a PACE (Police and Crime Evidence Act 1984) bed fostering service. This will update the current arrangements as part of Children’s Services Sufficiency Strategy.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

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: chris.spencer@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Background papers

  • Sufficiency Strategy Children’s Services “Right Placement First Time” 20218 -2021https://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=1221  
  • https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/inform/children-and-young-people/2018-children-and-young-peoples-needs-analysis/