Decision details

Children’s Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) Framework Contract Extension 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This is to extend the children’s IFA Provider Framework, for a second time, for a period of 12 months (1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020). The total cost of the extension is estimated at £2,835,000 (7 providers at an annual estimated spend of £405,000 each).



1.    To note the spend from 01 April 2019 to 02 January 2020 for an amount of £1,650,000.


2.    To extend the Framework Agreement for the Children’s Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA) by a period of 12 months from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 at a total cost of £2,200,000. The proposals are made under Lambeth Standing Orders 17.2 (b) - Demonstrable Best Interest and 17.2(b) - Extension as a Waiver. 


Publication date: 20/12/2019

Date of decision: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 10/01/2020

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