Decision details

Approval for a 52 week residential placement at a Specialist College outside the local authority, that can meet the needs of a young person with autism and additional learning needs.

Reference: D48737

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Deputy Director, Learning agreed the contents of a business case in respect of a child or young person with complex needs and the individual costs exceed £100,000.

Placement in the Authority’s own College settings has been considered and explored. Following consultation, none of these provisions are able to meet the needs of the young man thus requiring the local authority to seek provision elsewhere. The authority has a statutory duty to make provision for this child whilstever he has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) up to the age of 25 years

The cost of this placement is £251k per annum.

It is considered in the public interest that information contained in the business case is exempt from publication as it relates to a vulnerable child or young person within the City and the actions taken are to enable that person to receive their entitlement to a Post 19 education as well as for reasons of safeguarding.

Wards Affected: Various;

Contact: Victoria Coyle, SENSAP Team Lead 0113 378 5256 Email:

Publication date: 04/06/2019

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