Decision details

Larchwood Annual Report and Statement of Purpose

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

Purpose:

To agree the Larchwood Annual Report and Statement of Purpose

Decision:

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.

Reasons for the decision:

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.

Alternative options considered:

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.

 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: There is no financial impact

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director,People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Via the web and management meetings.

Consultees

Service users via the web. Childrens Services Management Team and Departmental Management Team

Contact: Lou Richer, Interim Head of Specialist Support Email: lou.richer@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

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

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