Decision details

Children’s Residential Placements – Consortia Commissioning

Decision Maker: Executive Director: People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For the Director to ratify the Children's Residential Care Placement Framework


That the use of the Children’s Residential Care Placement Framework - Consortia Commissioning led by Southampton City Council be ratified.

Reasons for the decision:

There are 6 different Lots for this Framework:


Lot 1      Planned and Same Day Residential Care

Lot 2      Crisis Care

Lot 3      Residential Care with DFE Regulated Education

Lot 4      Residential Parenting Assessments

Lot 5      Therapeutic Residential Care

Lot 6      Children with Disabilities 


Southampton City Council has taken the lead for the purposes of tendering this opportunity. The other Authorities included in this Consortium are Bournemouth Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Council, Brighton and Hove City Council, Dorset County Council, East Sussex County Council, Hampshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Medway Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Poole Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Reading Borough Council, Slough Children’s Services Trust, Southampton City Council, Surrey County Council, West Berkshire County Council, West Sussex County Council, Windsor & Maidenhead Council and Wokingham Borough Council.


This is considered to be the most cost effective approach.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure >£400,000 & Affects more than 1 ward.;

Financial Impact: Within existing budget.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Not applicable


Not applicable

Contact: Thom Wilson, Assistant Director: Commissioning Email: Tel: 01344 354142.

Publication date: 23/11/2018

Date of decision: 23/11/2018

Effective from: 01/12/2018

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