Decision details

One Adoption West Yorkshire to enter into an agreement with and accept grant funding of £19.5m from the Department for Education (DfE)

Reference: D55203

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

For One Adoption West Yorkshire to enter into an agreement with and accept grant funding of £19.5m from the Department for Education (DfE).

Decision:

In the absence of the Director of Children and Families, the Deputy Director, Children & Families Social Work Service approved the proposal for the Council to enter into an agreement and accept £19.5m grant funding from the DfE on behalf of OAWY, such grant funding to be managed by the National Strategic Lead and OAWY on behalf of all RAAs to undertake activity on a national and regional scale in support of the National Adoption Strategy, with the Council acting as the lead local authority.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

If the decision has not been published in the List of Forthcoming Key Decisions for at least 28 clear days, the reason why it would be impracticable to delay the decision:: The decision to make the funding available was not made formally by DfE until April and the decision will need to be implemented rapidly if it is to be spent in time.

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Adults & Children's Social Care and Health Partnerships

Contact: Sarah Johal, Head of One Adoption West Yorkshire 07891277316 Email: sarah.johal@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 27/04/2022

Date of decision: 06/05/2022

Effective from: 14/05/2022

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