Decision details

Family Action - Integrated Family Support offer contract - exercise break clause

Reference: D57151

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:

As part of the financial efficiency savings to be realised during 23/24 within the Children and Families directorate, the decision would seek to exercise a break clause in the existing arrangements for the delivery of Integrated Family Support, which is currently delivered by a third party. Any decision to utilise the break clause and terminate the contract would be subject to further consultation, the key decision notice is however required to allow for decision making arising after the completion of the consultation process.

The contract is due to terminate on the 30th June 2025 but a request to terminate this contract by exercising the 3 month break clause can be made in advance of this date.

Decision:

The Director of Children & Families approved exercising a contract break close and to terminate the contract with Family Action for the delivery of the Integrated Family Support service.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children's Social Care and Health Partnerships

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The general public will be consulted as part of this key decision-making process. A process of consultation is ongoing as the provider and Leeds City Council support teams are engaged in the impact assessment process around contract termination.

Consultees

General public

The Provider

Leeds City Council support teams including:

  HR

  Finance

  Legal

  Corporate Governance

  Governance – Childrens and Families

  Procurement

  Service Lead – Early Help/Family Support

Contact: Phil Evans, Chief Officer Transformation and Partnerships 0113 378 2542 Email: phil.evans@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 09/02/2024

Date of decision: 19/02/2024

Date comes into force if not called in: 27/02/2024

Call-in deadline date: 26/02/2024

Current call-in Count: 0

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