Issue details

Procurement of the Pan London Accommodation Pathfinder services (LAP) block placements in collaboration with five East London Local authorities.

This report seeks authorisation to call off placements from the block contract of London Accommodation Pathfinder (LAP) service, a pan-London community based accommodation and intensive support provision for 16 and 17 year old males as an alternative to youth custody.


To provide approval via signing the collaborations agreement to commitment to the funding of placements (for Havering) through the block contract arrangement. Up to value of £580,788.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/02/2023

Decision due: 5 May 2023 by Director Children's Services

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead director: Director Children's Services

Contact: Priti Gabberia Email:

Consultation process

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