Issue details

Joint Children's Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy

The Council and the Integrated Commissioning Board (ICB) are looking to jointly commission support for children and young people with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and Occupational Therapy (OT) Needs in Croydon. This joint contract provides statutory and acute health provision across schools, health, and social care.

It is intended that a new joint commissioning strategy will improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of services for children, young people, and young adults with therapy needs. This will enable the best possible health, education, and social care outcomes to be achieved within the available resources, developing strong partnerships with local agencies and service providers.  

The decisions required are to:

·        Agree the re-procurement strategy.

Approve the necessary Council resources.



Delegated authority to Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Maria Gatland, via September 27th Cabinet’s Annual Procurement Plan

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,000,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/09/2023

Financial Impact: Expenditure or savings of up to £5,000,000;

Decision due: Not before 13th Oct 2023 by Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children, Young People & Education

Department: Children, Young People & Education Directorate

Contact: Chris Bush, Lead Commissioner for Therapies Transformation Email: