Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012


Notice under Regulation 10: Key Decision where less than 28 days’ public notice has been given


Pursuant to Regulation 10 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 (‘the Regulations’), I hereby give Notice that:-


The Executive intends to make a Key Decision on 26 November 2020 regarding Wenlock Childrens Home Contract Variation and Extension with Hexagon Care Services


Purpose of Report: To request the extension and variation of the contract with Hexagon Care, (valued at 650k) in order to change its purpose to deliver services to fewer, older young people with more complex needs and to create the conditions and provisions for the future needs of our looked after children. This is to support placement sufficiency and gain better value for money. A waiver is therefore sought to provide these specialist services.


The Executive are asked to review and approve the request.


It has not been possible to give 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make the Key Decision.  This is due to the impact of Covid 19 on property availability and the response from the local community to properties being used in their areas for children’s homes. Close monitoring of the property market has been essential at this time and it now proves timely to seek to extend the existing contract with Hexagon Care Services who deliver a children’s home on our behalf, for a further 12 months (with the option of a further 12 months depending on the long term impact of Covid and property availability in the City).  


Contact: Sophie Wales, Assistant Director, Children's Services

t: 01904 552203 e: sophie.wales@york.gov.uk





Dated: 05 November 2020

Dawn Steel, Head of Civic and Democratic Services



As required by Regulation 10 of the Regulations, the Chair of the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management has been informed.


Pursuant to Regulation 10 (3) this Copy of the Notice was made available at City of York Council for inspection by the public and published on the Council’s website on ??? 2020.