Advocacy for Parents Service
Walsall Council intends to commission an organisation to deliver a borough wide service that will support parents who have a learning disability, and /or a physical /sensory disability.
WP3101A – Advocacy for Parents Service for Parents with a Disability
Walsall Council e-Tendering
Location of contract
Value of contract (£)
£90,000 – £100,000
29 September 2015
28 October 2015
Contract start date
01 January 2016
Contract end date
31 December 2018
Walsall Council intends to commission an organisation to deliver a borough wide service that will support parents who have a learning disability, and /or a physical /sensory disability, and /or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) The service will provide support to individuals with a disability who may require advocacy or information. The service will provide emotional and practical support aimed at short term crisis advocacy for parents with a disability involved with the child protection service. A family centred approach should be taken to parenting support to help support individuals and respond to the needs of all family members (including fathers). Where applicable the identification of needs should start as soon as a pregnancy has been confirmed to allow individuals the benefit from parenting education programmes. The service will need to ensure that all staff have an in-depth knowledge of children’s safeguarding, adult safe guarding, court processes, law and experience of completing court reports. Independent advocates can help parents say what they want to say, and can help them to follow through on decisions they have taken. Advocates are able to support individuals to access support from social care, secure suitable housing, negotiate meetings with children’s schools etc.
Additional information on how to apply for this contract
Please note that Walsall Council have a new Contract opportunity. For further details of the requirement, please see the following link to the Councils` e-Procurement web portal; https://in-tendhost.co.uk/walsallcouncil You will be required to register your organisation (if already not done so) and express your interest in the relevant project/opportunity. Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No
Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.