Forthcoming Key Decisions

This page lists the key decisions due to be taken within Leeds City Council over the next few months. Details of each key decision will be published below at least 28 clear days before the decision is due to be taken

What is a 'Key Decision'?

A key decision is an executive decision which is likely to:

  • result in the Authority incurring expenditure or making savings over £500,000, or
  • have a significant effect on communites living or working in an area comprising one or more wards.
  • Article 13 of the Council's Constitution provides more details about which decisions will be treated as key decisions.

    How to get more information about a particular key decision

    The agenda papers for Executive Board meetings, and the documents being considered by officers taking key decisions, are available five working days before the decision will be made through the Council's website.

    The contact details of a lead officer are provided for each key decision listed below. Please contact the lead officer directly if you wish to obtain copies or extracts of any other listed documents, or if you wish to receive details of further documents as they become available. Sometimes the papers you request may contain exempt of confidential information. If this is the case, the lead officer will explain why it will not be possible to make copies available.

    Forthcoming Key Decisions

    28/03/2024 - Provision of EHCPs - Interim Agency Support

    The Council, like many Local Authorities, faces unprecedented demand in relation to the consideration of requests for support for additional Education, Health and Care needs of young people and subsequent issuing of Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP). EHCPs have, by statute, to be issued within set timescales and must include advice from Education Psychologists. Given the current demand for EHCPs there is a significant recruitment and retention issue for local authorities seeking to recruit and retain Educational Psychologists. The Council is currently not fulfilling its responsibility in terms of timelines with a considerable number of EHCPs which need to be either reviewed or issued. Despite the best endeavours of the existing staff, additional capacity is required to address this backlog and improve the performance on timeliness of the end-to-end EHCP process. The EHCP process is a significant undertaking for young people and families, the timely issuing of plans will ensure an improved experience for children and families and improved outcomes for children. Accordingly, the Directorate proposes to enter into contractual arrangements for the purchase of interim support from specialised recruitment agencies for appropriate Educational Psychologists to be engaged to work on and reduce the EHCP assessments and reviews that are currently delayed.


    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 26/04/2024

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Phil Evans

    Notice of decision: 28/03/2024