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Barnet Young People's Substance Misuse Service

The current Barnet Young People’s Substance Misuse Service contract will end on 31st March 2016.

To seek authority to:

        Extend the current contract until 30th June 2016 to allow for mobilisation of new service i.e.: TUPE, seek appropriate Estates

        Procure a new Barnet Young People’s Substance Misuse Service - on behalf of Barnet Council

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Revenue Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/12/2015

Category: Financial;

Urgent: No;

Decision due: 20 January 2016 by Cabinet

Lead Member: Councillors Varsha Parmar and Sachin Shah

Lead member: Finance and Major Contracts Portfolio Holder, Health, Equality & Wellbeing Portfolio Holder

Lead director: Corporate Director, People

Department: People Directorate

Contact: Chris Spencer, Corporate Director, People Email: bridget.o’ Tel: 020 8420 9532 Email:

Consultation process

Consultation: A review of the Barnet Young People’s Substance Misuse Service was undertaken in 2014 and provided data and consultation responses from Young People, Children’s Commissioning and Provider agencies, Public Health, Acute Services and Youth Offending Services. The review provided a recommendation for a newly commissioned, integrated (drug and alcohol) service which incorporates, consolidates and builds upon the functions of the current service specification.


Agenda items


  • Agenda Report and any related appendices: EqIA