Decision details

Approval of funding an educational placement for a young person

Reference: D56769

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 & Strategy approved an educational placement at Knightswood Secondary School, Glasgow, Scotland at a cost of approximately £79,200 (end of KS4).

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. This request falls within the exceptional criteria regarding a Child Looked After to Leeds moving across border.

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: Laura O’Neill, SEN Casework Officer, SENSAP 0113 3785219 Email:

Publication date: 13/09/2023

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