Commissioning services for parents with babies and young children

Closes 6 Dec 2017

Opened 11 Oct 2017

Results expected 31 Mar 2018

Feedback expected 31 Mar 2018

Overview

We are consulting on a draft plan setting out how we propose to commission the following services for parents with young children -

Parent and child assessment placements – These are short-term placements, usually of about 12 weeks, for families where there are concerns about the parents’ ability to safely parent their child(ren). Placements are often ordered by the court in child protection court proceedings to inform the court about whether or not the child(ren) should continue to live with their parent(s). These placements are either in residential centres or with foster carers.

Homelessness prevention services – These services are for vulnerable parents with babies and young children who are at risk of homelessness. They include floating support and short-term supported accommodation.

Why We Are Consulting

We would like people's views about our proposals. In particular we would like to hear from

  • People who provide the services we are recommissioning
  • Parents who’ve had experience of the services
  • People who work with vulnerable parents and families
  • People involved in child protection legal work
  • Commissioners from other local authorities

Give Us Your Views

Events

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Children / Young People
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians

Interests

  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years
  • Social services and social care
  • Homelessness