Decision details

Post 16 Semi-independent Accommodation

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 Post 16 Semi-independent Accommodation Framework


That the use of the Post 16 Semi-Independent Accommodation - Consortia Commissioning led by Southampton City Council be ratified.

Reasons for the decision:

The purpose of the framework is to provide accommodation and/or support for:


           Looked after children, including Separated Children Seeking Asylum 

           (SCSA) (16-25 years of age);

           Care leavers (16 to 25 years old)

           Young people with complex needs (16-25 years of age);

           Parent(s) and child (16-25 years of age).


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, Dorset County Council, Hampshire County Council, Borough of Poole, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, Wokingham Borough Council, and Bracknell Forest Borough Council.


This is considered to the most cost-effective approach for this Council.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


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

Financial Impact: Within existing budgets.

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

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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