United Kingdom-London: Social work and related services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.newham.gov.uk
Section II: Object
LB Newham — Domestic and Sexual Violence Service (Excluding Refuge Provision)
The London Borough of Newham wishes to re-procure its domestic and sexual violence support services (excluding Refuge Provision).
We expect our re procurement activity to take place toward the end 2018 and in 2019, with the new contract commencing summer 2019.
The programme will deliver 1 domestic and sexual violence service (excluding refuge provision) with a single point of contact and referral route, available to any adult victim of any gender 16 years and over. The service will co-locate in partner agencies to improve access to earlier support and protection for victims and to ensure contacts are capitalised upon.
The service provision will incorporate:
— low to medium DSV risk assessment and support. A high risk IDVA and ISVA service,
— a borough 24/7 hour DSV helpline,
— FGM support — identifying and targeting women who have undergone FGM to raise awareness of risks (emotional and physical) and aim to prevent FGM in their daughters and female relatives,
— Honour Based Violence (HBV) and Forced Marriage (FM) — supporting those who have been or at risk of HBV or forced marriage,
— exiting sex work and prostitution — supporting those who are engaged in sex work to be healthier, safer and to exit the industry,
— sexual exploitation and trafficking — working closely with MPS to support anyone who may be or has been trafficked into the borough for the purpose of sexual slavery and commercial sexual exploitation. This may link to gangs.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information