Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Board received a report of the Strategic Director – People, which gave an overview of a revised approach to delivering specialist domestic abuse support and services in Halton that aligned with the local whole picture approach.
The Halton Domestic Abuse Partnership Strategy 2022-24 adopted the SafeLives Whole Picture approach, which was considered to be best practice when developing effective domestic abuse service models that responded to the needs of the individual, the family, the community and the wider society.
The report outlined these proposals, which over a two year period presented savings for the Council and would bring some service elements into the remit of the Local Authority.
RESOLVED: That Executive Board
1) agree to take forward the proposal outlined in the report to ensure a full service offer for victims, children and perpetrators of domestic abuse that is more fit for purpose and would deliver a saving of £39,605, over a two year period;
2) approve the commencement of a procurement exercise for two separate commissions, firstly the Halton Domestic Abuse Specialist Accommodation Service and secondly, a separate Specialist Children and Young Peoples Domestic Abuse Service;
3) approve Community Support provision being brought in house; and
4) agree that contracts are offered on a two year fixed basis and note that TUPE may apply to all aspects of future service provision.
Report author: Kim Butler
Publication date: 21/06/2022
Date of decision: 16/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 16/06/2022 - Executive Board