Emotional and Mental Health Service for Children in Care and Care Leavers
Wigan Council
Published date: 27 February 2023
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Contract summary
• Health and social work services – 85000000
• Other community, social and personal services – 98000000
Location of contract
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
27 February 2023
Closing date
27 March 2023
Closing time
Contract start date
24 July 2023
Contract end date
23 July 2025
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Wigan Council’s requirements of an Emotional and Mental Health (EMH) Service for our Children in Care and our young people who have left our care; including children with neurodevelopmental / SEND / LD. The service is to be a flexible and a responsive service for this cohort of children and young people who have in the vast majority of cases, suffered significant adverse childhood experiences often leading to long-lasting emotional trauma. Child and adolescent mental health provision currently does not meet this need. 

These children and their carers need a robust service to ensure the right support is provided at the right time in order to avoid an escalation of need and support stability within their home. The service will complete emotional wellbeing assessments of all children who are new into our care. 

There will be the provision of weekly drop-in support to the Care Leavers Hub, provide specific support to social workers and the team around the child, offer comprehensive therapeutic training to our foster carers (supported lodgings hosts), group consultation and individual support to foster carers and fostering families in relation to the children they care for and one to one therapeutic support to a mutually agreed number of children a year.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Anthony Baker
Procurement Team, Resources Directorate, Wigan
Wigan Town Hall
United Kingdom


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