Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

Please could you answer the following questions in regards to Semi Independent Accommodation for Looked After Children aged 16 plus.

1.1. Do you use a framework for your providers of Semi Independent Accommodation for Looked After Children (LAC) aged 16 plus?
1.2. If the answer to Question 1.1 is yes, please let me know the name of the framework that you use.
1.3. Please let me know the date that it will be renewed.
1.4. Do you make use of spot purchases outside of this framework?

2.1. If you don't use a Framework, do you instead have a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) of providers of Semi Independent Accommodation for LAC aged 16 plus?
2.2. If the answer to Question 2.1 is yes, please let me know the date that this PSL will be renewed.
2.3. Do you make use of spot purchases outside of this PSL?

3. Who is the person within the council who would be in charge of the Framework or PSL of providers of Semi Independent Accommodation for LAC aged 16 plus?

Yours faithfully,

Olly Knowles

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Knowles

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-43067

 

Thank you for your request dated 07 September 2020

 

Your request is due to be answered by 05 October 2020, however, please
note that your request for information may be delayed due to urgent
operational responses to dealing with Covid-19 priorities.  We apologise
for any inconvenience this may cause, we do remain committed to responding
to your request and will respond as soon as we are able to do so. 

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David White

Information & Systems Manager

Directorate of Communities and Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

*   The Woolwich Centre, Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HQ

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Knowles

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-43067*

 

Thank you for your request dated 07 September 2020

 

Our response is as follows:

 

Please could you answer the following questions in regards to Semi
Independent Accommodation for Looked After Children aged 16 plus.

 

 

 

1.1. Do you use a framework for your providers of Semi-Independent
Accommodation for Looked After Children (LAC) aged 16 plus?

 

  Yes

 

1.2. If the answer to Question 1.1 is yes, please let me know the name of
the framework that you use.

 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Lewisham have a joint
Semi-Independent Framework in place which came into effect in January 2019

 

1.3. Please let me know the date that it will be renewed.

 

​The Framework began in January 2019 and is initially for a 2-year period
and there is an option to extend for a further 2 years.  Royal Greenwich
and the London Borough of Lewisham are in the process of making a decision
on whether to extend for a further 2 years from January 2021 to January
2023.  

 

1.4. Do you make use of spot purchases outside of this framework?

 

Yes, the local authority does make use of spot purchasing outside of the
framework when it is unable to meet the needs of the child.

 

2.1. If you don't use a Framework, do you instead have a Preferred
Supplier List (PSL) of providers of Semi-Independent Accommodation for LAC
aged 16 plus?

 

N/A

 

2.2. If the answer to Question 2.1 is yes, please let me know the date
that this PSL will be renewed.

 

N/A

 

2.3. Do you make use of spot purchases outside of this PSL?

 

N/A

 

          3. Who is the person within the council who would be in charge
of the Framework or PSL of providers of Semi Independent Accommodation for
LAC aged 16 plus?

 

           Head of Service -  Joint Commissioning Service

[1][email address

          0208 921 4654

 

 

 

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me,
quoting the reference number above.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you can ask
for an Internal Review.  Internal review requests must be submitted within
two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original
request.  If you wish to do this, please contact us in writing, setting
out why you are dissatisfied.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO
by emailing [2][email address], or by post at Customer Contact,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David White

Information & Systems Manager

Directorate of Communities and Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

*   The Woolwich Centre, Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HQ

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From: foi
Sent: 07 September 2020 09:28
To: 'Olly Knowles' <[FOI #689713 email]>
Cc: foi <[Greenwich Borough Council request email]>
Subject: FOI-43067: Freedom of Information request - Semi Independent
Accommodation Framework

 

Dear Mr Knowles

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-43067

 

Thank you for your request dated 07 September 2020

 

Your request is due to be answered by 05 October 2020, however, please
note that your request for information may be delayed due to urgent
operational responses to dealing with Covid-19 priorities.  We apologise
for any inconvenience this may cause, we do remain committed to responding
to your request and will respond as soon as we are able to do so. 

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David White

Information & Systems Manager

Directorate of Communities and Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

*   The Woolwich Centre, Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HQ

8 [4]www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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Dear foi,

Thank you very much

Yours sincerely,

Olly Knowles