Decision details

Approval of an educational placement for a young person in accordance with an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan

Reference: D57447

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Officer, Learning Inclusion approved an educational placement at Ackworth School at a cost of approximately £203,940. This is for the life span of the placement.

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

Publication date: 15/05/2024

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