Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


(Councillors Dewhirst, Leaver and Whitton attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).


(Councillor Samuel declared a personal interest in this matter due to potential future involvement in staying close provision and left the meeting for its consideration).




(a) that the Council’s continued operation of residential short break and 52-week provision at Robins Children’s Home, onwards, from 31st March 2024, be approved; and


(b) that the movement of £2 million budget from independent placements for children in care, as a result of this policy change, be endorsed.

Reason Key: Strategic, Political or Financial Significance;

Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Stuart Collins, Director of Children and Young People‚Äôs Futures Email:

Report author: Stuart Collins

Publication date: 13/03/2024

Date of decision: 13/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 13/03/2024 - Cabinet

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