Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval of the revised Larchwood
Short Break Unit Statement of Purpose 2018 - 2019 and the Larchwood
Short Break Unit Annual Report April 2017 - March 2018.
That the revised Statement of Purpose 2018 for the Larchwood Short Break Unit [Annex 1 of the Director of Children, Young People & Learning’s report] be approved and the Larchwood Short Break Unit Annual Report 2017-2018 [annex 2 ] be noted.
This document fulfils the requirements of the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 Schedule 1, the Department for Education Guide to the Children’s Homes Regulations including the quality standards April 2015 and the Social Care Common Inspection Framework April 2017. 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 Children’s Guide that includes a summary of the Statement of Purpose for Children and Young people, that is currently being updated.
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 Director of Children Young People & Learning
Other reasons / organisations consulted
In meetings with interested parties
Children's Specialist Support Team
Children's Social Care Management Team
Children Young People & Learning Departmental Management Team
Contact: Sonia Johnson, Assistant Director: Children's Social Care Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 353132.
Publication date: 11/07/2018
Date of decision: 26/06/2018
Effective from: 19/07/2018