Issue details

19/00011 - Partnership Arrangements for the Provision of Mental Health and Social Care in Kent

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/01/2019

Decision due: Not before 14th Mar 2019 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Lead director: Penny Southern

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Cheryl Fenton, Assistant Director Mental Health Tel: 03000 415310 Email:


This matter was discussed at the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee on 28 September 2018 and 12 March 2019.

Financial implications: None.

Legal implications: The legal framework underpinning arrangements between KCC and KMPT for the delivery of mental health and social care services in Kent will change. The existing S75 Agreement between KCC and KMPT and all subsequent addendum letters relating to the S75 Agreement will be terminated. KCC and KMPT will therefore no longer operate under the legal framework of a S75 Agreement. A new alliance agreement will be entered into by KCC and KMPT to provide a legally binding framework for the new partnership arrangements.

Equalities implications: None.


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