Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Children's Rights Service

Derby City Council is seeking to award a service contract to a single service provider for the provision of a Children's Rights Service. The Children's Rights service delivers some key statutory responsibilities for the Council as part of its Corporate Parenting Duty, including a statutory duty to provide an advocacy service to its Children in Care cohort. Derby City Council requires Children's Rights Services in the following areas: • The provision of representation and advocacy support for young people who are looked after or leaving care; • The provision of representation and advocacy support for young people with complex needs and disabilities; • The provision of a visiting service to children's residential units; • The provision of an Independent Visitor Service for Children in Care; • Access to independent advocates for children when making a complaint; • Provision of Independent Advocacy for child protection conferences and meetings in relation to young people who abuse others (ACYP); • Provision of advocacy services to children who are privately fostered; The initial contract period is two years. The contract is estimated to commence on 1 October 2020 and expire on 30 September 2022. There will be an option to extend the contract for an additional year, subject to satisfactory performance and business needs. Maximum contract period is three years. Please note suppliers wishing to express interest and obtain the documentation must do so by 11pm on 20/08/2020. It is recommended that you express interest and obtain the documentation well before this time to allow sufficient time to prepare and submit a bid. The deadline for returns is 10.00am on 21/08/2020. Documents are available at Please search for DN488672 - TD1459 Please note: we will only accept expressions of interest through the e-tendering system.


Paul Hallsworth
Corporation Street
01332 643119

Contract value: 184000-246000

Published: 22 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 21 Aug 2020