Issue details

Retendering of Independent Fostering Provision



This report will seek approval from Cabinet to recommission and procure a multi-provider framework agreement to be used to purchase external foster care placements, where Medway Council’s in-house fostering service do not have capacity. This will enable the Council to fulfil its duties to children in need as well as children and young people in care.


Access to Information


The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.


Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private


This report will contain some information which the Cabinet may decide to consider in private. This is because, in the view of the Proper Officer, consideration of the information in public would give rise to the disclosure of exempt information as described in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). Should you wish to make any representation for the discussion of this item to be held in public, you should contact: Democratic Services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email


The Cabinet’s response to any representations will be published on 16 August 2021 within the Cabinet Agenda. A final decision on whether this item will be determined in private will be taken during the meeting.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/07/2021

Decision due: 24 Aug 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Mrs Josie Iles, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services – Lead Member (statutory responsibility)

Lead director: James Williams

Contact: Caroline Friday, Senior Commissioning Officer Children in Care Email: Tel: 01634 334485, James Harman, Head of Children's Services Commissioning Email: Tel: 01634 331384.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Children and Young People

Agenda items