BRADFORD District Care NHS Foundation Trust will take on Bradford Council's Public Health 0-19 Children's Services contract.

In December last year, it was announced the Trust had withdrawn its bid.

A statement issued by the Trust at the time said: “The Trust submitted a tender to Bradford Council to continue to provide 0-19 services for Health Visiting, School Nursing and Oral Health services within the Bradford District.

"It was with huge regret that the Trust Board made the very difficult decision to withdraw that tender. 

"Having already delivered significant budget reductions and service transformation we did not ultimately feel that the required changes could be implemented safely within the required timescales and available budget."

However, Trust chief executive Brent Kilmurray said "constructive conversations" had been held with Bradford Council and an agreement had been reached.

The Council said "both organisations are pleased that continued discussions reached this positive conclusion".

"This is a multi-million pound budget providing care and support to our children and young people. We are very pleased following our discussions with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, that we will once again be working in partnership to deliver the services to people, families, community partnerships and family hubs who use these services," said Bradford Council leader Susan Hinchcliffe.

"We have to spend money wisely and well and I know that in doing this together we can make a genuinely positive impact on the lives of families in the district.

"The Council maintains a strong commitment to working with partners across the health and social care system and will ensure full engagement continues, with any changes, development and opportunity; this includes current providers, Voluntary & Community Sector, Clinical Commissioning Groups, service users and NHS.”