Issue details

London Rd: Registration with Ofsted as a children’s home.

To seek approval from the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to commence the registration with Ofsted of a Council owned property at 48 London Road as an 8 bed children’s home, with accommodation and support services delivered by staff, recruited and employed by the council under an in-house management and staffing model

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/03/2024

Decision due: Between 2 Apr 2024 and 31 May 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. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/children-act-1989-care-planning-placement-and-case-review  
  • Sufficiency Strategy for Children and Young People Homes@theHeart 2022-2026 https://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/documents/b21955/Item%207%20Appendix%201%202-%20Sufficiency%20Strategy%20Wednesday%2025-Jan-2023%2010.00%20Cabinet.pdf?T=9  
  • Revenue and Capital Expenditure Outturn 2021/2022 Cabinet Report Revenue and Outturn - FINAL 13th June 2022 002.pdf (gloucestershire.gov.uk) ?  
  • London Road Cabinet decision paper Decision - Sufficiency Strategy Home@theHeart: Transforming 48 London Road into a Children’s Home and Staying Close flats (gloucestershire.gov.uk)  
  • Barnwood ICM decision paper Decision - Developing 6-8 Barnwood Road as a children’s home, with an on-site accommodation pod. (gloucestershire.gov.uk)