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Freedom of Information (FOI) data

The Commissioning and Procurement team receives repeated Freedom of Information requests for the same information. For ease of reference, and in order to offer more transparency to the public, this page contains a range of information that we have been asked to provide over the last 12 months. Before submitting an FOI request, please ensure the information you're looking for isn't available below.


Home care

Contract in place Framework agreement
Start date 6 November 2017
End date 5 November 2025
Number of providers 5 Business Partners and accredited list of spot providers should Business Partners be unable to take a package of care.
Names of providers Careline Homecare
Comfort Call
CRG Homecare
Dale Care LTD
Direct Health
Allocation of hours Spot basis (no guaranteed hours)
Current hourly rates £15.00 per hour
Average hourly rates 2009/10 - £10.83
2010/11 - £11.15
2011/12 - £11.15
2012/13 - £11.08
2013/14 - £11.41
2014/15 - £11.52
2015/16 - £11.63
2016/17 - £12.71

Independent foster care

This information to be updated.

Contract in place Tees Valley Independent Fostering Framework Agreement
Start date 11 January 2018
End date (current) 31 March 2019
End date (maximum possible with extensions) 31 March 2022
Number of providers

LOT 1 - Mainstream Placements: 18

LOT 2 - Parent & Child: 1

LOT 3 - Children with Disabilities: 1

LOT 4 - Children with SEMH Issues: 1

LOT 5 - Children at risk of Sexual exploitation or Harmful Sexualised Behaviour: 1

Names of providers

LOT 1:

Action For Children

Barnardo's

Beta North Ltd T/A Beta Care Services

Compass Fostering North Ltd

Cornerstone North East Fostering and Adoption Services

Foster Care Associates

Foster Care Solutions

Foster Cares Ltd

Fostering People Ltd

Fostering Solutions Ltd

Futures for Children

Reach Out Care

Fostering North East (part of St Cuthbert's Care)

SWIIS International Ltd

Team Fostering

The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)

The Children's Family Trust

The National Fostering Agency Ltd

LOT 2:

The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)

LOT 3:

Barnardo’s

LOT 4:

The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT)

LOT 5:

Fostering People Ltd

Allocation of packages

LOT 1:

Mini competition or Direct Award. The reasoning behind the decision should be written down and recorded.

LOTS 2-5:

Direct award to provider where a placement match is provided. If there is no direct placement match received then a mini competition via Lot 1 should be undertaken.

In the event that no provider can offer a placement match then the Councils can approach suppliers that are not on this Framework.

Fee levels

Weekly prices are capped at the following rates:

LOT 1:

0-4 = £700

5-10 = £730

11-15 = £780

16-18 = £800

18+ (SP) = £340

LOT 2:
£1200

LOT 3:

0-4 = £790

5-10 = £820

11-15 = £870

16-18 = £890

LOT 4:

0-4 = £750

5-10 = £805

11-15 = £880

16-18 = £900

LOT 5:

0-4 = £750

5-10 = £805

11-15 = £880

16-18 = £900

Annual Spend

2016/17 - £5,548,393

2017/18 - £5,385,386

Independent residential care (adults)

October 2013 – October 2014 Grade 1 - £431.46
Grade 2 - £441.66
Grade 3 - £451.86
Grade 4 - £462.06
Grade 5 - £471.66
Nursing Element = £115.89 (from April 2014)
October 2014 – October 2015 Grade 1 - £436.00
Grade 2 - £446.00
Grade 3 - £456.00
Grade 4 - £466.00
Grade 5 - £476.00
Nursing Element = £117.00 (from April 2015)
April 2016 Grade 1 - £465.00
Grade 2 - £475.00
Grade 3 - £485.00
Grade 4 - £495.00
Grade 5 - £505.00
Nursing Element = £156.25 (from April 2016)
April 2017

Grade 1 - £479
Grade 2 - £489
Grade 3 - £500
Grade 4 - £510
Grade 5 - £520
Nursing Element = £155.05 (from April 2017)

April 2018

Grade 1 - £494
Grade 2 - £503
Grade 3 - £515
Grade 4 - £525
Grade 5 - £535

Nursing Element = £158.16 (from April 2018)

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