Issue details

Options Appraisal for In-borough Residential Children’s Home

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: