Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The annual report provides evidence that
Larchwood delivers services in line with the Council’s
narrative of value for money, opportunities to thrive and
contributing to safe and self-reliant communities. Furthermore it
provides details of activity over the financial year April 2018
– March 2019 and sets out the plans for continuous
improvement for the year ahead.
The Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning approved the revised Statement of Purpose 2019 for the Larchwood Short Break Unit and noted the Larchwood Short Break Unit Annual Report 2017-2019.
i. This document fulfils the requirements of the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 Schedule 1 and the Department for Education Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations including the quality standards April 2015. These regulations place a requirement on Registered Children’s Homes to produce a Statement of Purpose under schedule 1, regulation 16. The Statement of Purpose should be child-focused, indicating how the home provides individualised care to meet the Quality Standards for the children in their care.
ii. There is also a written and digital Childrens Guide that includes a summary of the Statement of Purpose for Children and Young people.
The completion of a Statement of Purpose is a legal requirement within the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015, which includes a requirement for the Statement of Purpose to be approved at least annually. As this is a legal requirement alternative options have not been considered.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: There are no financial implications.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director : People
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Specialist Support Team
Children's Social Care Management Team
People Departmental Management Team
Contact: Lou Richer, Interim Head of Specialist Support Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 02/08/2019
Date of decision: 02/08/2019
Effective from: 10/08/2019