Young Carers Service Tender – Coventry

The Coventry Carers Strategy and National Carers Action Plan 2018 heavily focus on the role Young Carers and young adult carers play in the support delivered for adults and siblings.

Young Carers Service

Contract summary



  • Social work and related services – 85300000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£0 to £800,000

Procurement reference

IT-208-13966-COV – 13966

Published date

30 September 2022

Closing date

31 October 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2028

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Coventry Carers Strategy and National Carers Action Plan 2018 heavily focus on the role Young Carers and young adult carers play in the support delivered for adults and siblings. The Care Act 2014 and the Children’s and Families Act 2014 enhanced the rights of Young Carers in their access to Young Carers Assessments, moving from an explicit request for an assessment to a duty for the local authority to be actively identifying their Young Carers and offering an assessment of need.

There are an estimated 5000 young people providing care in Coventry and although we know that many of these children will not require substantial support throughout their caring role, many do and require ongoing support throughout their childhood to support their caring role. A key role in this is the identification of Young Carers and raising awareness.

Coventry City Council is seeking an external provider who will complete the statutory function of Young Carers Needs Assessments on behalf of the Council through a delegated responsibility under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989. It will support the local authority in identifying Young Carers in the Coventry area and provide Young Carers/families with information and advice at an early stage. The outcomes of the services for Young Carers will include:
Enjoy good physical and mental health
Are safe and protected from harm
Enjoy life and achieve their aspirations
Make a positive contribution to their community
Achieve economic well-being and are prepared for adulthood


More information


  • Additional information on how to apply for this contract
Additional text
Please register via the Council`s e-procurement system – CSW-JETS

CSW-JETS is a sub-regional e-tendering portal run by In-tend. Since February 2010, Coventry; Solihull; Warwickshire; Nuneaton and Bedworth; Rugby alongside other local district Councils have been working together as a shared procurement service. In conjunction with Solihull Community Housing, we have joined together to bring you a collaborative E-Tendering portal.

CSW-JETS enables us to advertise our opportunities across all authorities through the same system. This means that there is a single point of contact for procurement in the sub-region so you only have to register once to receive notifications for all authorities. Registering on the portal will make it easier for local suppliers to find, respond to and be alerted to tender opportunities.

Registration is free, and takes just a few minutes. When complete, you will be able to express interest in any of the Councils’/Authorities’ opportunities when they are made available including this tender. In addition, we will be able to access your details whenever we have a requirement, and you may then be invited to tender or quote for work.

Once you are registered and log in to the system you will be able to locate the tender opportunity, express interest and access the documentation.

Funding Type (WEFO or EU) : N/A

Funding Description


Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : Yes


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Coventry City Council (COV) Procurement Team


United Kingdom


+4424 7697 5232