Could you be the next provider of Children’s Independent Advocacy in North East Lincolnshire?

Sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

North East Lincolnshire Council want to ensure that all of our cared for children and those supported with a Child Protection Plan, are able to be heard and for their views to be taken seriously in all decisions about them.

We are committed to creating a service that reflects best available practice (National Standards for the Provision of Children’s Advocacy Services) and want to ensure that it is tailored to work effectively within North East Lincolnshire.

With this in mind, you are invited to a workshop where the council and potential providers can collaborate in designing an efficient, effective and powerful service that helps ensure that every child is heard.

Following the workshop, we expect to refine our plans and then to publish an Invitation To Tender.

This workshop will be delivered on Microsoft Teams on Thursday, 19th May from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Meeting details and the finalised programme will be sent to all delegates 2 weeks prior.

The cost of attending this event is free.

This event is aimed at organisations that may want to deliver our Independent Advocacy Service. If you’re reading this and this invite isn’t for you, please send it to the right person, or contact me to talk about who might be the right person from your organisation to attend.

If you have any questions about the process please contact claire.parfrement@nelincs.gov.uk.

To book your place contact – claire.parfrement@nelincs.gov.uk

Carers Support Service (Lincolnshire County Council)

Deadline 6th May 2022

Lincolnshire County Council will be undertaking a procurement in line with Regulations 74-76 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR) the light touch regime and pursuant to Reg 76(7) of the PCRs.


The Carers Support Service is a key component of Lincolnshire County Council’s response to its duties under the Care Act (2014). The Care Act and the Children and Families Act (2014) give carers full legal recognition, placing their needs and rights on an equal footing to those for whom they care. The Acts place a general duty on councils to promote the wellbeing of carers, and to prevent, reduce and delay the onset of their needs by the provision of support and joined up, whole family, whole system approaches.


The purpose of the service is to support the health and well-being of adult carers and parent carers and to sustain their caring role. In doing so, the service aims to prevent, delay and reduce the onset of carer need and/or escalation into formal care services. The contract will start on 1 October 2022 and will be for an initial 3 years with options to extend for a further 2 years.

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Provision of Holiday Activities & Food Programme 2022-24

Publication date:  21/03/2022
Response deadline:  21/04/2022 12:00   UK time
Procedure: 03. Above FTS Threshold Open Procedure
Description: The scope of this project is to seek one or more service providers across all lots to deliver free holiday provision, including healthy food and enriching activities for children who receive benefits-related free school meals and other target groups, in the form of a Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF). The Government has now confirmed a three-year programme of funding to deliver the HAF programme at the Easter, summer, and Christmas school holidays. The HAF programme shall be split into four lots: Lot 1 – Activity for 11–16-year-olds – Awarding a framework with a maximum of 2 Suppliers, to undertake activities in relation to 11–16-year-olds during the period of the contract. Lot 2 – Activity for 5 -11-year-olds Awarding a framework with a maximum of 2 Suppliers, to undertake activities in relation to 5–11-year-olds during the period of the contract. Lot 3 – Mobile, flexible provision for vulnerable / target groups – Appointing a single provider for the full term of the contract Lot 4 – provision for CYP with Additional Needs/SEND – Appointing a single provider for the full term of the contract
Buyer: Hull City Council

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Domestic Abuse Support Service/Market Engagement (Lincolnshire County Council)

Deadline 30th April 2022

Lincolnshire County Council is in the process of re-commissioning and procuring contract(s) to deliver a Domestic Abuse Support Service. The services to be re-procured are: Independent Domestic Violence Advisors for high risk cases that come through the MARAC and a Community Outreach Service that will support all standard, medium and high risk (non-MARAC).Domestic Abuse victims.

The Council is keen to understand the markets preferred approach to a number of important elements which will help to inform the decision making process and development of the specification. To this end; Providers are invited to complete a questionnaire (attached to the Advert) which focuses upon aspects such as the scope of contract, future proofing the service, deliverability and various commercial considerations. The questionnaire is available on Pro-Contract here or available on request from reena.fehnert@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

Please complete and return by the 24th March 2022.

Behaviour Outreach Support Service

Deadline 31st March 2022

Lincolnshire County Council (“the Customer) requires the supply of a high quality Behaviour Outreach Support Service (“the Service”) from 1st September 2022.  For the avoidance of doubt this means that the Service shall be fully operational from 1st September 2022.

The Service shall be a term time only service that primarily works with Lincolnshire mainstream schools and academies to support pupils displaying distressed behaviour that is compromising their learning and school attendance, and/or the learning of their peers, and who are at risk of exclusion.

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Preliminary Market Consultation – Secondary Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Autism Provision

Deadline 8th March 2022

The purpose of this Preliminary Market Consultation (PMC) is to share with the market North East Lincolnshire Council’s (the Authority) ideas for the creation and development of secondary Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) provision in North East Lincolnshire, gather feedback on these ideas and to seek ideas about opportunities and innovation in the market.

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