Decision details

Request to award a cooperation agreement to Leeds Community Healthcare Trust for the provision of a multi-disciplinary model of adoption assessment and support across West Yorkshire

Reference: D52371

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

One Adoption West Yorkshire (OAWY) and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust (LCHT) shall enter into a cooperation agreement with the objective to work co-operatively to provide an integrated clinical psychology service to some of the region’s most vulnerable young people.

As part of the cooperation agreement LCHT shall provide Clinical Psychologists who will be integrated within the OAWY team.

The cooperation agreement will provide structural integration within LCHT to ensure interfaces with LCHT services under contracts held by LCHT with NHS commissioners. These interfaces are underpinned by well-developed pathways, shared IT/information systems, shared infrastructure and consistent clinical supervision and continued professional development.

Structural and functional integration ensures a seamless service for OAWY accessing a range of health and social services.

Decision:

The Director of Children and Families approved the award of a cooperation agreement to Leeds Community Healthcare Trust for the delivery of a multi-disciplinary model of assessment and support across West Yorkshire for children with a plan for adoption and adoptive families. The cooperation agreement will run from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023 at a value of £719,234, with the option to extend by up to three years.

 

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation is ongoing with LCHT to establish the terms of the agreement.

Consultees

LCHT

Head of One Adoption West Yorkshire, on behalf of the five local authorities that constitute OAWY

Representative from Health directorate

Contact: Michelle Whippey, Contracts Manager 0113 3785422 Email: michelle.whippey@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 13/10/2020

Date of decision: 21/10/2020

Date comes into force if not called in: 29/10/2020

Call-in deadline date: 28/10/2020

Current call-in Count: 0

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