Tayside (Dundee City Council, Perth & Kinross Council and Angus Council) - Framework For Education and Social Support Services incorporating Counselling In Schools Service

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Wednesday 6 December 2023, 6:00-7:30pm

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In Tayside (Dundee City Council, Perth & Kinross Council and Angus Council) it was agreed to approach counselling in schools to ensure alignment with the Tayside Emotional Wellbeing Strategy for Children and Young People 2020-23 and avoid duplication of effort around the considerable contracting and procurement processes by having one Tayside framework. Counselling in Schools in Tayside operates under the following principles:

  • Counselling is viewed within a continuum of a resilience-based approach
  • Staff who know children best are fully supported in their work
  • Individual counselling leads where appropriate into child/young person planning and the identification of wider supports.

Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross Councils all currently procure Counselling In Schools services through the Tayside Counselling In Schools Framework. However, this Framework comes to an end on 30th June 2024. Therefore, it has been agreed that “Counselling in Schools” will be added as a new Lot to the Flexible Framework for Education and Social Support Services.

This collaboration will continue across the 3 local authorities with the continued commitment to providing access to a certified school counsellor for Tayside children over 10 years. In line with the newly presented Tayside Plan for 2023 – 26, there will continue to be a commitment to ensure “our children and young people will have the best start in life and Tayside will be the best place in Scotland to grow up”.

The Tender for the Flexible Framework for Education and Social Support Services will go live in early January 2024. All current Providers who are part of the current Tayside Counselling Schools Framework and any potential new Providers MUST submit a bid for the tender if they wish to provide a service from 1st July 2024 onwards.

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