Published date: 31 January 2017

Awarded contract - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.

Closing: 28 October 2016

Contract summary


  • Financial and insurance services - 66000000

  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

31 January 2017

Closing date

28 October 2016

Contract start date

4 January 2017

Contract end date

3 January 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive dialog

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North Somerset Council's Turning the Tide Social Impact Bond (SIB) aims to reduce the need for children to
be looked after by commissioning a service that works with families to help children safely stay at home and by
keeping placements in care short through reuniting children with their families as soon as possible
The service will focus on improving family functioning and resilience to improve outcomes for an estimated
240 children over an initial five year period with an opportunity to extend the contract to seven years. We
have explored family preservation models but would be interested in any approaches that would deliver the
Families to be worked with will fall into two specific cohorts as follows:
Cohort 1
- Families with a child aged 10 - 17 currently looked after under s.20 of the Children's Act (1989) and with a
plan to return home.
Cohort 2
- Families with a child aged 10 - 17 on the edge of care and at imminent risk of becoming looked after on a
voluntary basis.
Using a payment by results model, service provider/s will receive payments linked to key primary outcomes
such as:
- the child being reunited with the family and returning to the family home (cohort 1)
- Improved measured family functioning and child well-being
- the child remains home with their family (cohort 2)
- Improved measured family functioning and children well-being

Award information

Awarded date

19 December 2016

Contract start date

4 January 2017

Contract end date

3 January 2024

Total value of contract


This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Core Assets Group


Malvern View, Saxon Business Park, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, B60 4AD



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About the buyer


Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road
BS23 1UJ