Decision details


Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


That the available six-month extension to the Education Psychology contract with Sanctuary Personnel Limited be agreed at an estimated value of £170k for the period 18 April to 30 September 2024.


That intent to set out a further Gateway report for decision on the longer-term arrangements for Education Psychology provision as set out in Paragraphs 3.10 and 3.11 to Report CEF23081 be noted.

Reasons for the decision:

The national shortage of qualified Educational Psychologists continues to place this service under significant pressure in meeting statutory deadlines.  The extension of the existing contract for a 6-month period will allow for a strategic service review to be undertaken and for the development and implementation of a sustainable plan for future service delivery, ensuring that the Local Authority will be able to meet its statutory obligations to Bromley's most vulnerable learners in the longer-term.

Publication date: 25/03/2024

Date of decision: 25/03/2024

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