Lack of provider engagement ‘led to collapse of regional procurement framework’

Fiona Simpson
Monday, July 10, 2023

The collapse of a regional procurement framework for children’s residential care, involving seven North East local authorities, was driven by private providers “not engaging” with such schemes, the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has said.

John Pearce is director of children's services at Durham County Council. Picture: ADCS
John Pearce is director of children's services at Durham County Council. Picture: ADCS

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