Issue details

Supervised Contact Service

Supervised Contact is a statutory service provided by the local authorities where the child/young person has been accommodated by the local authority and a need has been identified for the child/young person to have contact with their birth parents and other relatives. These are usually under orders as specified by the court (under section 8 of the Children’s Act 1989).

The supervised contact service that will offer a menu of services on a part block, part spot contract basis. The contract will consist of - a block contract for Supervised Contact Service, this is the total service of contact supervisors and venue combined,


This pro-forma seeks member approval to add the procurement and retender of a new Supervised Contact service to the Forward Plan for a four year term (2+1+1), which will be a two year contract with an option to extend for a further two years on a one plus one basis, effective from 01 April 2020.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: 2. Financial;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/11/2019

Decision due: Not before 10 Dec 2019 by Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead director: Strategic Director: Children's Services

Department: Children's Services

Contact: Yvette Knight, Strategic Commissioning Officer Email: yknight@lambeth.gov.uk Tel: 020 7926 5141.