Decision details

Children’s Complex Care Pooled budget pilot (12 months)

Decision Maker: Director: Children, Families & Safer Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To create a pooled fund which will enable joint resource decisions for children with complex needs who would otherwise need an out of area residential placement or a Tier 4 hospital placements. The funding is aimed at keeping children with their families and maintaining their networks and services locally
which will deliver improved outcomes for them across health, education and social care. The pilot has been worked up over the course of 18 months through an Executive Group across
Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucester and the Clinical Commissioning Group.


To transfer £480,000 into a pooled section 10 budget held and managed by South Gloucester County Council which will be increased by the same contribution from the Clinical Commissioning Group. (CCG)

Alternative options considered:

Not to create the pooled budget.

Publication date: 13/10/2021

Date of decision: 06/10/2021