Decision details

Looked After Children Reduction Case for Change

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




(i)         That the Executive Director for People (Children) will develop a strategy and detailed roadmap to reduce the number of children in care, taking a rights-based approach, which develops services to support children to be able to grow up in a family setting.


(ii)        That a further report be present to Cabinet in December 2019.


Reason for the Decision: The reduction of the number of children in care in Dorset would:-


1.    Promote the rights of children

2.    Improve the outcomes for children

3.    Enable services to be sustainable


Report author: Mary Taylor

Publication date: 03/09/2019

Date of decision: 03/09/2019

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

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