Birth Parent Adoption Support Request for Quotation

Birth Parent Adoption Support Request for Quotation

Local authorities are required to make a range of adoption support services available in their area to meet the needs of people affected by adoption.

Contract summary

Industry

Other Services

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

Published date

21 April 2017

Closing date

05 May 2017

Contract start date

01 July 2017

Contract end date

30 June 2020

 

Description

Under section 3(2)(b) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, a local authority adoption service must include the provision of adoption support services. Local authorities are required to make a range of adoption support services available in their area to meet the needs of people affected by adoption.

Adoption agencies must, when adoption is decided upon:

• provide or commission certain support for birth parents which is independent of the child’s social worker.
• provide or commission certain post adoption services to birth relatives including grandparents, siblings and others who are significant to the child.

The elements of Adoption support services this contract will be looking to provide are:

• counselling, advice and information
• services to enable discussion of matters relating to adoption
• assistance in relation to arrangements for contact

Section 3(4) of the 2002 Act enables local authorities to arrange for adoption support services to be provided by another body. This enables the local authority to delegate or contract out provision of these services to a third party who will provide services on its behalf. The Act provides that Voluntary Adoption Agencies can provide adoption support services on a local authority’s behalf.

The Adoption Support Services Regulations 2005 enables the local authority to contract with an independent registered provider to ensure that the service is provided.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Emma Crowther

Address

Windsor House,
Tavistock Road
Plymouth
PL6 5UF
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 1752307327

Email

emma.crowther@plymouth.gov.uk

 

Other information

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

 

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