Decision details

Approval for a 38 week placement at an out of authority independent specialist setting that caters for children and young people with autism and complex needs

Reference: D49973

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Children & Families approved the contents of the attached business case in respect of a child or young person with complex needs where the individual costs exceed £50,000.

Placement in the Authority’s own SILC Provision, Resourced Provision and Mainstream School Settings has been considered and explored. Following consultation, none of these provisions are able to meet the needs of the young person thus requiring the local authority to seek provision elsewhere. The authority has a statutory duty to make provision for this child who has an Education, Health and Care Plan.

The cost of this placement is approximately £190,308 per academic year.

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 statutory entitlement to a minimum of 25 hours education.

Wards Affected: Various;

Contact: Katy Smith, SEN Casework Team Leader 0113 378 5256 Email:

Publication date: 08/08/2019

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