Decision details

Extension of Violence Against Women & Girls Services

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To extend current contract to deliver VAWG services for one year to 31st March 2020.


Reasons for Urgency:


Reasons Decision to extend drafted on the basis of decision delegated to relevant Cabinet Member, as was the provision when the original Cabinet Decision was made in 2015. This provision is no longer applicable. The current contract is expiring and a LUD is required as soon as possible in order to extend the current arrangements.



It is recommended that the Leader:


1.     Approves the extension of the contract period in respect of the contract with Standing Together Against Domestic Violence for the provision of the Coordination Service, for a duration of one (1) year, for a total sum of £50,000;


2.     Approves the extension of the contract period in respect of the contact with Angelou Partnership for the provision of Integrated Support Services for a duration of one (1) year, at a total value of £233,319.


Reasons for the decision:

The recommended extension will enable the council to commission an independent review of the current service which will help to develop a business case for a future service model designed around the needs of LBHF service users.


Alternative options considered:

As described in the report.

Publication date: 15/05/2019

Date of decision: 14/05/2019

Effective from: 20/05/2019

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