Decision details

Approval for a 52 week residential placement at an independent specialist provision which caters for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Reference: D50520

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 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.

The local authority identified this child requires a specialist setting for pupils with social, emotional, mental health needs. The authority have been unable to secure a setting to meet his needs and he has been accessing 1:1 tuition from the authorities SEN tuition service. Following a large range of consultation, specialist SEMH provisions have confirmed they are unable to meet the needs of the young person. The authority has a statutory duty to make provision for this young person who has an Education, Health and Care Plan.

The cost of this placement is £233,740 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 statutory entitlement 15 hours education.

Wards Affected: Various;

Contact: Katy Smith, SEN Casework Team Leader 0113 3785256 Email:

Publication date: 05/02/2020

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