Decision details

To award new service providers to join a regional White Rose Framework Agreement and to vary the existing White Rose Framework Agreement for independent fostering and supported lodgings

Reference: D48250

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report, in relation to the regional White Rose Independent Fostering Agency and Supported Lodgings Framework Agreement, following the undertaking of an annual refresh process, seeks approval to:

  • to permit the introduction of new service providers; and


  • vary the framework agreement, in line with the terms and conditions, to reflect changes following the opportunity for existing service providers to re-submit their base costs attributable to their provision of service.


The Framework Agreement is led by Leeds City Council but involves 14 Local Authorities across the Yorkshire and Humber and their ability to identify placements within the constraints of an agreed contract specification and terms and conditions against which to deliver quality provision.


The commencement date for the new framework agreement will be 01/04/2019 and the end date will be 31/03/2021 with the option to extend for a period of 12-months.


The end date of 31/03/2021 and options to extend for this framework agreement are aligned with the original Framework Agreement (DN219283).




 The Deputy Director of Children and Families services approved the refresh process for the White Rose Framework Agreement for Independent Fostering Agencies and Supported Lodgings providers in line with the terms and conditions of the existing framework agreement DN219283.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families


White Rose Framework – strategic commissioning group

Contact: Angela Depledge, Commissioning Manager 0113 3789823 Email:

Publication date: 02/01/2019

Date of decision: 10/01/2019

Effective from: 18/01/2019

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