Decision details

Step Up Into Social Work Pilot Programme - Outcome of Procurement Process

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Children’s Services presented a report detailing the outcome of the procurement process for the delivery of social work training under the national pilot programme “Step Up into Social Work” which offered an employment based route to qualifying as a social worker.


Resolved: That


(1)  the tender by the University of Chester in the sum of £367,840 be accepted; and


(2)  the Director of Children’s Services be authorised to enter into a contract with the University of Chester to deliver MA in social work training on behalf of the Learn Together Partnership.


Report author: Director of Children's Services

Publication date: 28/07/2010

Date of decision: 22/07/2010

Decided at meeting: 22/07/2010 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/08/2010

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