Having considered an open officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet Member for Children's Services and School Performance, Councillor Chris Barnham, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed to:
· Approve the commencement of the procurement process to provide Children and Young People Personalised Care and Support for children with complex health needs, personal care needs and short breaks needs. The Framework will consist of four lots:
o Lot A: Personalised Care and Support delivered by Children’s Nurses,
o Lot B: Personalised Care and Support delivered by Carers, and
o Lot C: Personalised Care and Support delivered by Support Workers.
o Lot D: Mentoring, buddying, support for challenging behaviour and children with ASD diagnosis.
· The estimated value of the care provided by providers across all three lots on the framework is approximately £2,750,000 per annum, and a total contract value £13,750,000 over the possible lifetime of the contract (four years).