Decision details

Family Group Conference Service Contract

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:


1.    Accept the tender from Your Family Matters for the provision of Family Group Conference (FGC) services to the London Borough of Hillingdon families for a three-year period from commencement estimated to be 14th July 2023 and at the value of £342,114 following a procurement exercise as set out in the Tender Appendix;


2.    Furthermore, agrees that this includes the provision to extend the contract for a four-year period at the value of £456,152, delegating approval of any extension to the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Children, Families & Education, in consultation with the Executive Director of Children and Young People’s Services.


Reasons for decision


The Cabinet Member for Children, Families & Education introduced the report, which Cabinet agreed, to accept a tender for Family Group Conference Services following a competitive procurement exercise. The Cabinet Member noted that such services supported families to find their own solutions to their problems in meeting the needs of children and themselves.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have decided to provide the services in-house or discontinue the service, but discounted these due to the risks highlighted in the report.


Relevant Select Committee

Children, Families & Education

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

These decisions can be called-in by 5pm, Friday 31 March 2023

Officer(s) to action

Valentin Danciu / Antony Madden


Children’s Services


Private - Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Publication date: 24/03/2023

Date of decision: 23/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/03/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 01/04/2023

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