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Issue details

Children in Care Residential Commissioning Plan

The report provides recommendations which will deliver better outcomes for Children in Care by reducing the number of Out of Area (OOA) placements and Independent Fostering Agencies and by increasing residential sufficiency within the City.

The report provides four options to respond to the needs of Children in Care identified through a gap analysis. The different cost implications and analysis of each option are outlined in the paper.

The options have been identified as part of the overall Children Service’s Placement Review.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/06/2019

Decision due: 18/07/19 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities

Department: Directorate of Children, Education and Communities

Contact: William Shaw, Principal Officer - Project Implementation Email: william.shaw@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Early discussions and briefings have taken place with all key stakeholders. This will continue following Executive agreement. Social work professionals, partner agencies including Health and Police, children and young people, external partners, internal CYC specialists including property, legal, finance and procurement.


Agenda items


  • Children in Care Residential Commissioning Plan  


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