Issue details

Developing 6-8 Barnwood Road as a children’s home, with an on-site accommodation pod.

To seek approval from the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years for the re-purposing of a Council owned property at 6-8 Barnwood Road, to provide a registered children’s home (2 beds) and a linked onsite accommodation pod (1 bed).


The provision will provide placements for up to 3 children who require a period in residential care, including the provision of integrated, intensive support services, to enable them to progress to a familial setting, in line with their permanence plan.

The provision at Barnwood is an integral element within the Sufficiency Strategy Home@theHeart and forms part of wider programme of capital developments to be delivered over the next 2 years. Accommodation and support services for children at the Barnwood site will be delivered by directly recruited management and staffing.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

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

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/10/2023

Representations made

Any representations should be sent to:  

Name:  Ann James, Executive Director of Children’s Services  

Tel. no: 01452 583503 



By 5pm on27 December 2023 


Decision due: Between 27 Dec 2023 and 31 Jan 2024 by Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Lead member: Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s SafeGuarding and Early Years



Background papers

  • Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010.  
  • Sufficiency Strategy for Children and Young People Homes@theHeart 2022-2026  
  • Revenue and Capital Expenditure Outturn 2021/2022 Cabinet Report Revenue and Outturn - FINAL 13th June 2022 002.pdf (  
  • London Road Cabinet decision paper Decision - Sufficiency Strategy Home@theHeart: Transforming 48 London Road into a Children’s Home and Staying Close flats (