Decision details

Children's Residential Provision

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




(i)         That the Executive Director for People (Children) takes action, as outlined in the report to Cabinet of 3 September 2019, to increase the sufficiency of residential care for children in Dorset.


(ii)        Once options have been identified, the lead cabinet member for Children, Education and Early Help, in consultation with cabinet colleagues and corporate parenting board, be delegated powers to approve preferred sites.


(iii)       That consultation takes place with local residents and stakeholders about preferred sites.


Reason for Decision


For Dorset Council to make the best use of resources and securing the best outcomes, for children in care who require residential care.


Report author: Sarah Parker

Publication date: 03/09/2019

Date of decision: 03/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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