Issue details

Approval to spend for the new specialist children's home for children with Autism

Request for the provisional Authority to Spend to build a new four bedroom residential home for children with complex needs.

Delegate approval of the Design and Cost Report (DCR) to Director of Childrens and Families.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Temple Newsam;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/02/2021

Decision due: 17 Mar 2021 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Joel Hanna, Head of Service, Children Looked After 07545 604328 Email:

Consultation process

A dedicated team comprising of colleagues with expert knowledge of the requirements for children with complex needs has been involved throughout the design process.    

Further consultation is planned and will take place over the coming months.


Ward members

Colleagues from Children and Families including:

Service delivery managers

Registered children’s home managers

Social workers

Head of service

Deputy Head of service

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families


Agenda items


  • Report to be provided with the agenda for the meeting.