Decision details

Approval for a placement at an independent special school

Reference: D56768

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Officer, Resources and Strategy approved an educational placement at an independent special school – Keys Group, Liverpool at a cost of £347,253.60.

Placement at this young person’s current setting and other specialist settings have been considered and due to the environmental requirements and specialist staffing required to meet this young person’s special educational needs (SEN), they require a specialist placement. The authority has a statutory duty to make provision for this child who has an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

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 of education.

Contact: Christine Higgins, SEN Casework Officer 0113 3786889 Email:

Publication date: 13/09/2023

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