The impact on children of Legal Aid changes since April 2013

The impact on children of Legal Aid changes since April 2013: desk-based research

This research project is designed to assess the impact on children and young people of the changes to the Legal Aid system since 1 April 2013. These include the reforms introduced by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

Reference number: LADBOCC1

Deadline date:13/12/2013

This deadline is for… Submission of tender

Contract value:£10,000 – £10,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Office of the Children’s Commissioner

 

Description of the contract

This research project is designed to assess the impact on children and young people of the changes to the Legal Aid system since 1 April 2013. These include the reforms introduced by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, in addition to forthcoming changes following the Ministry of Justice consultations Transforming Legal Aid and Transforming Legal Aid: next steps. The objectives for the research that is the subject of this invitation to tender include: 1. To assess the changes to legal services available to children and young people since 1 April 2013 (the implementation date of the Legal Aid provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012). 2. To assess the availability of other forms of advice and assistance to children that might mitigate these changes, plus any changes to the non-legal advice and assistance sector since 1 April 2013. 3. To assess the direct impacts of the results found under 1 and 2 above on children and young people. 4. To assess the behavioural responses of other actors in the justice system and elsewhere (including litigants, courts and tribunals but also public authorities or other entities exercising public functions) to the results found in 1 and 2 above. 5. To assess the impact of the results of 4 above upon children and young people. Children and young people should be considered, inter alia, as parties and potential parties to litigation, as dependent children of parties, as victims and witnesses in relevant proceedings.

 

Classification of the contract

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

80000000 Education and training services

98000000 Other community, social and personal services

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 27/01/2014 – 27/06/2014

 

Who to contact

Contact name Richard Pearce

Organisation name Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Address 33 Greycoat Street, London, SW1P 2QF

Telephone 02073407227

Extension number:

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How to apply

Please download the Invitation to Tender and submit according to the stated criteria.