Marketing Services for Fostering – Plymouth

Marketing Services for Fostering – Plymouth

Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council need to increase the number of foster carers fostering for the local authority.

Contract summary

Industry

  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£70k

Published date

01 October 2019

Closing date

18 October 2019

Contract start date

24 January 2020

Contract end date

17 December 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council need to increase the number of foster carers fostering for the local authority. Foster carers provide placements in family homes to children and young people from 0 to 18 years, including, in particular, sibling groups, and teenagers with complex and challenging behaviour . We are seeking to attract experienced foster carers, but also encourage those who have never fostered before to become foster carers. We particularly want to increase the number of locally available foster carers; in Plymouth for Plymouth children and young people and within Torbay for Torbay children and young people, to enable children to remain as close to their families, friends, education and health support as possible.

Both Torbay and Plymouth care for a wide range of children, from babies to teenagers and older young people, some with very complex needs. Some placements will be required for a short period of time, for example while adoptive parents are found, while others will be for the child’s entire childhood.

We are particularly interested in recruiting foster carers who can provide full time, long and medium term placements, and carers with more specialist therapeutic skills. We are also seeking to increase the number of parent and child foster carers, who offer time limited placements while parents are assessed in the care of their child or children.
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About the buyer

Contact name

Janet Greaves-Stocker

Address

Windsor House,
Tavistock Road
Plymouth
PL6 5UF
England

Telephone

+44 1752307325

Email

janet.greaves-stocker@plymouth.gov.uk

 

Other information

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.