Issue details

Approval to enter into a cooperation agreement with Leeds Community Healthcare Trust to provide clinical psychology to One Adoption West Yorkshire

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 type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/01/2020

Decision due: Not before 5th Feb 2020 by Director of Children and Families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Michelle Whippey, Contracts Manager 0113 3785422 Email:

Consultation process

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



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

Representative from Health directorate

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families


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