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Dear Havering Borough Council,

1. Can you please explain your commissioning processes for providers of accommodation and/or support in respect to looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc. Do you spot purchase, have framework agreements or have block contracts in each of these categories?

2. If you have framework agreements and/or block contracts for accommodation and/or support in respect tolooked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc, please specify when each of these are due to be re-tendered.

3. Do organisations need to go through a pre-registration process to accommodate looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc on a spot purchase basis?

4. Do you have local authority run provisions for looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc? If so, how many of each category are currently accommodated in these facilities?

5. Please specify the number of looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc accommodated currently via:

a. spot purchase

b. framework agreements

c. block contracts

6. How many care leavers/uasc aged 16-17 years old and specified in the answer to question 4 are are accommodated in residential children's homes?

7. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a looked after child aged under 16 year in a private residential children's home?

8. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in a private residential children's home?

9. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in a 24/7 supervised semi-independent provision?

10. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in an unsupervised semi-independent provision? Please include the cost of floating support. Please advise if you do not place 16-17 year olds in an unsupervised semi-independent provision.

11. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care leavers/uasc aged 18-24 in a 24/7 supervised semi-independent provision? Please advise if you do not place 18-24 year olds in a supervised semi-independent provision.

12. What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing care leavers/uasc 18-24 year olds in an unsupervised semi-independent provision? Please include the cost of floating support.

13. Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot purchase commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals for accommodating looked after children in residential children's homes? Who is the specific named point of contact?

14. Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot purchase commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals for accommodating and/or supporting care leavers/uasc aged 16-17 years old? Who is the specific named point of contact?

15. Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot purchase commissioning, service provision, rates and referrals for accommodating and/or supporting care leavers/uasc aged 18-24 years old? Who is the specific named point of contact?

16. Who should be approached within the council to discuss framework agreement/block purchase commissioning for accommodating looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc? Who is the specific named point of contact?

17. Please can you provide me with a list of all of your current suppliers signed up to framework agreements/block purchase contracts for accommodating looked after children in residential care/looked after children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc?

Yours faithfully,

niilesh bhalanee

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Dear Niilesh Bhalanee

 

Access to Information – AIR15415AP

 

I refer to your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Your request has been considered and the
information held by Adult Social Care Services is as follows:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Question 1 |Can you please explain your commissioning processes for |
| |providers of accommodation and/or support in respect to |
| |looked after children in residential care/looked after |
| |children in semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc. |
| |Do you spot purchase, have framework agreements or have |
| |block contracts in each of these categories? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |We have a block contract with Swan Housing in a provision |
| |within the Borough of Havering.  We are on a framework for |
| |Semi Independent providers but if the need of the young |
| |person cannot be met we do then got off Tender and spot |
| |purchase. |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 2 |If you have framework agreements and/or block contracts for |
| |accommodation and/or support in respect to looked after |
| |children in residential care/looked after children in |
| |semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc, please |
| |specify when each of these are due to be re-tendered. |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Our current framework runs for a period of 4 years.  We have|
| |10 providers on the Tender Framework which runs until August|
| |2020 |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 3 |Do organisations need to go through a pre-registration |
| |process to accommodate looked after children in residential |
| |care/looked after children in semi-independent |
| |placements/care leavers/uasc on a spot purchase basis? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Yes.  A verification process is completed for ALL |
| |providers.  Children’s residential homes are inspected and |
| |rated by OFSTED, additionally we carry out our own |
| |monitoring of provision.  Fostering agencies are also rated |
| |by OFSTED.  Monitoring visits are carried out at |
| |semi-independent provisions. |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 4 |Do you have local authority run provisions for looked after |
| |children in residential care/looked after children in |
| |semi-independent placements/care leavers/uasc? If so, how |
| |many of each category are currently accommodated in these |
| |facilities? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |There are currently no local authority provisions. |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 5 |Please specify the number of looked after children in |
| |residential care/looked after children in semi-independent |
| |placements/care leavers/uasc accommodated currently via: |
| | |
| |  |
| | |
| |a. spot purchase |
| | |
| |b. framework agreements |
| | |
| |c. block contracts |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |a. Spot purchase – 19 residential placements for up to 18 |
| |years old |
| | |
| |b. Framework agreements –  10 semi-independent placements |
| |for up to 18 years old |
| | |
| |c. Block contracts – not applicable |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 6 |6. How many care leavers/uasc aged 16-17 years old and |
| |specified in the answer to question 4 are accommodated in |
| |residential children's homes? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |40 |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 7 |What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a looked |
| |after child aged under 16 year in a private residential |
| |children's home? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Data not held for under 16 years.  On average weekly cost of|
| |£3788 up to 18 years old. |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 8 |What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care |
| |leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in a private residential |
| |children's home? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |We do not place care leavers/UASC in  private children’s |
| |residential homes |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 9 |What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care |
| |leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in a 24/7 supervised |
| |semi-independent provision? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |£1240.00 per week |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 10|What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a  care |
| |leavers/uasc child aged 16-17 in an unsupervised |
| |semi-independent provision?   Please include the cost of |
| |floating support. Please advise if you do not place 16-17 |
| |year olds in an unsupervised semi-independent provision. |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |We do not commission unsupervised semi-independent |
| |placements |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 11|What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing a care |
| |leavers/uasc aged 18-24 in a 24/7 supervised |
| |semi-independent provision?  Please advise if you do not |
| |place 18-24 year olds in a supervised semi-independent |
| |provision. |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Such placements are made in exceptional circumstances, as |
| |independent living skills should be developed by this age |
| |bracket. |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 12|What is the 2017/18 average weekly cost of placing care |
| |leavers/uasc 18-24 year olds in an unsupervised |
| |semi-independent provision?  Please include the cost of |
| |floating support. |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |£450 |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 13|Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot |
| |purchase commissioning, service provision, rates and |
| |referrals for accommodating looked after children in |
| |residential children's homes?  Who is the specific named |
| |point of contact? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Placements Team (Joint Commissioning Unit).  Tel 01708 |
| |434328 |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 14|Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot |
| |purchase commissioning, service provision, rates and |
| |referrals for accommodating and/or supporting care |
| |leavers/uasc aged 16-17 years old?  Who is the specific |
| |named point of contact? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Placements Team (Joint Commissioning Unit).  Tel 01708 |
| |434328 |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 15|Who should be approached within the council to discuss spot |
| |purchase commissioning, service provision, rates and |
| |referrals for accommodating and/or supporting care |
| |leavers/uasc aged 18-24 years old?  Who is the specific |
| |named point of contact? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Placements Team (Joint Commissioning Unit).  Tel 01708 |
| |434328 |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 16|Who should be approached within the council to discuss |
| |framework agreement/block purchase commissioning for |
| |accommodating looked after children in residential |
| |care/looked after children in semi-independent |
| |placements/care leavers/uasc?  Who is the specific named |
| |point of contact? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Placements Team (Joint Commissioning Unit).  Tel 01708 |
| |434328 |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Question 17|Please can you provide me with a list of all of your current|
| |suppliers signed up to framework agreements/block purchase |
| |contracts for accommodating looked after children in |
| |residential care/looked after children in semi-independent |
| |placements/care leavers/uasc? |
|-----------+------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |Care 2 Share |
| |Care R Us/Krossroads |
| |CentrePoint Soho ent |
| |LCS Partnerships Ltd |
| |NetPex Ltd |
| |OmegaXSystem |
| |Above Beyond Care (Silver Birch Care Ltd) |
| |Step Ahead services |
| |Transforming Lives Company |
| |TSS London   |
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