Decision details

Leeds Portage Service Future – TUPE to LCC

Reference: D56198

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Children and Families gave approval for the points listed below:

a) The decision to continue to deliver a Portage Service.

b) Confirmed it remains the preferred option to bring the Portage Service in-house.

c) Authorised the TUPE of appropriate Portage Service staff from Barnardo’s, the current commissioned portage provider, to Leeds City Council Learning Inclusion Services for completion by the end of the contract period on the 1 May 2023.

d) The end of the Portage Service Contract with Barnardos on 30th April 2023 and TUPE the Portage Service into Leeds City Council on 1st May 2023.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Val Waite, Head of Service Learning Inclusion 0113 3788353 Email:

Publication date: 23/03/2023

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