Worcestershire County Council wish to procure a single service providing both children's advocacy and an independent visitor scheme. The children and young people could be in placement in Worcestershire or out of the County and will be up to the age of 18 years, and care leavers up to 21 years of age or 25 years of age if in full time education (Further or Higher Education). The Service will be accessible to all Worcestershire children and young people who are looked after, children in need, subjects of child protection plans and care leavers.
Provision of an Independent Advisory Service for looked after children, children in need and child protection cases and an Independent Visitor Service for looked after children and care leavers.
There were 9 000 000 passenger journeys on Local Bus services originating in Worcestershire in 2015-16 of which 5 360 000 were concessionary journeys. Worcestershire County Council's combined schemes currently have registered 15 Community Transport Schemes and 38 transport operators. Participants submit data monthly for all schemes on 1 electronic form but some may only submit data periodically when claim is required. There are Off Bus outlets for buying Connecta tickets such as Job Centre Plus.
The Council are seeking a Supplier of Concessionary Travel, Multi-Operator Bus Ticketing (Connecta) and Education Travel Schemes as per the attached ITT.