The Children Act 1989 requires local
authorities to provide sufficient accommodation that meets the
needs of the borough’s looked after children.
The report will consider options that aim to:
a) reduce the current spend for accommodating looked after children in residential children’s homes.
b) Improve the health, education and social care outcomes for Lambeth’ s looked after children,
c) Reduce the number of children that are placed 20 miles or further away
d) Improve in-borough sufficiency of residential care
A decision will be required as to which option, if any, Cabinet will support to provide in-borough residential care services.
Capital investment is likely to be required following identification of suitable property/properties in the housing stock that will require modifications to make them fit for purpose.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: 2. Financial;
Decision status: For Determination
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/08/2019
Decision due: Not before 3 Sep 2019 by Cabinet
Lead member: Deputy Leader of the Council (Housing and Homelessness)
Lead director: Strategic Director: Children's Services
Department: Children's Services
Contact: Emma Selby, Placement Budget Transformation Project Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.