Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion and Community Safety
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The report details proposals to bring together
existing contracts to procure a specialist co-located Independent
Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) service to support women
experiencing domestic abuse. This is a joint commissioning proposal
to bring together and improve the way in which we deliver
co-located IDVA services in Hammersmith & Fulham.
To approve the procurement strategy to recommission one integrated specialist co-located Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) service, for a contract period of between two and four years, from 1 April 2024.
To meet the council’s commitments to ending violence against women and girls and make H&F a safe borough for residents.
To comply with recommendations and duties outlined above in respect of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
1. Option 1 – Let provision for the co-located IDVA services end in March 2024.
2. Option 2 – Let the current services continue under current arrangements and recommission separately as standalone contracts.
3. Option 3 – To combine the current IDVA provision across Community Safety and Housing and Children’s Services into a single contract, offering the contract via a competitive tenderunder an open process to deliver services for a maximum period of four years. This is the recommended option.
Publication date: 24/08/2023
Date of decision: 22/08/2023
Effective from: 31/08/2023