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Chief Officer for Children’s Services - Philippa Geddes

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to extend the Devon Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) framework for training provision CP1206-15 for a period of 12 months as from 1st March 2017.

Decision Taken:

To extend the framework Lots with the below organisations for a period of 12 months as from 1st March 2017.


Lot 1: Introduction to safeguarding and child protection training one day courses (Group 3) – Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Lot 2: Various one day courses on safeguarding –

Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Spragg Training and Consultancy

Ann Craft Trust

Lot 3: Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Sexual Abuse one day courses (Group 3 & 4) – ATT Consortium

Lot 4: Assessment, analysis & management of risk one day courses (Group 4) – Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Lot 5: Safeguarding supervision one day courses (Group 6)- Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Lot 6: Introduction to safeguarding children e-learning (Group 2) –     Dialogue Consultants Ltd

Lot 7: Safeguarding electronic magazine (Group 3) – Dialogue Consultants Ltd


Ann Craft Trust, Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD


ATT Consortium, 30 High Meadows, Sidmouth, EX10 9UW


Dialogue Consultants Ltd, Chimmels, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6AG


Spragg Training & Consultancy, Symes Cottage, Westwood, Broadclyst, Exeter, EX5 3DF

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

Completion of an options appraisal showing that extending this framework for a period of 12 months as from 1st March 2017was the most suitable option at this stage.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

An options appraisal was completed considering the following options for this framework:

  • Devon County Council to carry out a tendering process to set up a new DSCB training framework
  • Extend the current DSCB training framework by 12 months
  • Sign up to use an already established contract or framework
  • Carry out a separate tender process each time there is a new training requirement
  • Allow the framework to expire
Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

There is no conflict of interest in extending this framework for a period of 12 months as from 1st March 2017.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Louise Baker Senior Procurement & Contracts Officer, Email:, Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
1 March 2017

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: