Decision details

A New Profile of Children's Homes

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1. Cabinet noted that following Cabinet’s approval in January 2019, the first property of the new model has been purchased, refurbishment and Ofsted registration are underway, and it is due to open in the summer.

2. Cabinet approved the Re-profiling of the Children’s Homes project, as described in the Full Business Case (see Appendix A).

3. Cabinet approved the release the remaining capital required (£3.3m) to deliver the project.

4. Cabinet authorised Executive Director for People, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Women, Children and Young People, to take all necessary steps (including property acquisitions, procurement of necessary services and works) to deliver the project, within the allocated budget (including authority to take decisions to spend sums that would otherwise require a key decision).

Report author: James Beardall

Publication date: 18/06/2019

Date of decision: 18/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/06/2019

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