Decision details

Review of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Contract

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree the decommissioning of the current CAMHS service at the end of the existing contract (March 2014), and commissioning arrangements for a new service from April 2014


(i)         that a 3 month extension on the existing CAMHS contract from 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2014 to allow efficient commissioning processes to be undertaken be approved;

(ii)        that the proposed decommissioning of the current CAMHS service at the end of the extension on 30th June 2014 be approved;

(iii)       that approval be given to Officers to proceed with the commissioning of a new, revised service to commence from 1 July 2014, and note that a pre-tender report will be presented for this shortly;

(iv)       that it be noted that these changes bring the council into line with other local authorities and will continue to ensure that statutory obligations are met;

(v)        that it be noted that officers will ensure that there is a smooth transition to the new arrangements.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Sara Williams, Operational Director, Early Help and Education Email: Tel: 020 8937 3510.

Report author: Sara Williams

Publication date: 11/12/2013

Date of decision: 09/12/2013

Decided at meeting: 09/12/2013 - Executive

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