Issue details

Commissioned Placement Sufficiency Plan 2022 - 2023

To consider the placement sufficiency plan for 2022-2023 for commissioned placements including fostering, residential children’s homes and staffing for crisis provision. The business case will make recommendations for actions to be taken to increase placement sufficiency and support value for money judgements.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/02/2022

Open/Exempt: Open;

Decision due: 8 March 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet

Lead director: Strategic Director for People

Department: People

Contact: Emma Crowther, Commissioning Officer Email: Tel: 01752 304009.


We will ensure that we consult with placement providers as part of the co-design of any commissioning activity and future contracts, with a focus on achieving positive outcomes for children. This will also include, where appropriate, gathering the views of children and young people in care to ensure that commissioned provision meets their needs. We will also consider as part of any service design the recommendations from the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care when the report is published, as this is expected to make some recommendations about the commissioning of children’s placements.