Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Foster Care Commissioning Intentions Market Engagement

Purpose Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cumbria and Lancashire Councils (BBCL) have analysed local foster care sufficiency and explored how they might engage with the market differently in order to improve sufficiency. This is the first opportunity for the wider market to provide a view on sufficiency and on the commissioning intentions being drawn from our analysis. Outline of the Engagement Process Providers are asked to consider the content of the Presentation (BBCL Presentation) and the Fostering Market Position Statements (FMPS) for each of the BBCL Councils. As this is a BBCL collaboration you will find that the commissioning intentions within the four FMPSs are the same. The BBCL Market Engagement Response document gives providers an opportunity to comment on: • our analysis of the current position; • the draft commissioning intentions; and • any other element of the documents. There is also opportunity to identify your interest in being involved in the further development of these projects. We are keen to benefit from your experience and expertise at this early stage of the process. We expect that views will change as our work together progresses and we both better understand the position. Please submit the completed document by email to back by 11am on Friday the 24th of July. Relevant Documents • BBCL Presentation • BBCL Lancashire Fostering Market Position Statement • BBCL Blackpool Fostering Market Position Statement • BBCL Blackburn with Darwen Fostering Market Position Statement • BBCL Cumbria Fostering Market Position Statement • BBCL Market Engagement Response


Mike Townsend
Bow Lane
01772 536842

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Published: 13 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 24 Jul 2020