Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree the Larchwood Annual Report and Statement of Purpose
That the revised Statement of Purpose 2020 for the Larchwood Short Break Unit is approved and the Larchwood Short Break Unit Annual Report 2019 – 2020 is noted.
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.
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 is no financial impact
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director,People
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Via the web and management meetings.
Service users via the web. Childrens Services
Management Team and Departmental Management Team
Contact: Lou Richer, Interim Head of Specialist Support Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 21/09/2020
Date of decision: 14/09/2020
Date comes into force if not called in: 22/09/2020
Call-in deadline date: 21/09/2020
Current call-in Count: 0