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Children's Residential Provision

Meeting: 20/03/2023 - Children and Families Committee (Item 91)

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To consider the report on children’s residential provision in Cheshire East.

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The committee received the report which outlined the Council’s current pressures relating to placements for cared for children and sought approval on recommendations relating to the development of Council-run provision in order to improve young people’s outcomes, alongside increasing placement options, capacity to meet current and future demand and provide better value for money.


RESOLVED  (unanimously):


That the Children and Families Committee:


1.    Approve the planned transition of 2 (independent and Ofsted registered) children’s homes currently commissioned in Crewe and Macclesfield to  become Cheshire East Council-run provision during 2023, following a recent decision of mutual termination with the commissioned organisation.


2.    Approve the development of one further 3 bed (2 medium term beds + 1 emergency bed) council-run children’s home in the first instance, for development and go-live by the end of February 2024.


3.    Note the intention to develop at least one further council-run children’s home (in line with the No Wrong Door framework if possible-see background documents), by the end of the 2025 calendar year, pending successful implementation of 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 and positive proof of concept.