Issue details

Delegated partnership agreement for procuring independent advocacy services for children and young people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – KEY/24APR23/02

1.     The delegation of function to Cambridgeshire County Council to act as the lead Local Authority in commissioning Independent Advocacy Services for children/young people across Peterborough & Cambridgeshire be authorised from 5th February 2024 until 4th February 2027 with the option to extend for 12 months.This shall include the associated transfer of funding to Cambridgeshire County Council of£35,368,00 per annum, totalling a maximum of £141,472.00 over the 4 years period. 


2.    Delegation and Partnering Agreement between Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council be authorised to enable the function to be transferred between the local authorities in respect of this function. 


3.     Cambridgeshire County Council, as the lead authority, enter into a contract with the successfully procured provider for the delivery of this function  


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/03/2023

Decision due: Not before 4th Dec 2023 by Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

Lead member: Councillor Ray Bisby

Lead director: Executive Director Adults Services

Department: Adults

Contact: Zoe Redfern-Nichols, Commissioner Email:

Consultation process


Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee