Decision details

Derbyshire Care Leaver Offer

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Developing a Derbyshire wide offer for Derbyshire care leavers aged up to 25.

Decision:

* RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet recommends to full Council that:

 

(1)     The council tax discretionary discount for eligible Derbyshire care leavers aged 18 – 25 be applied from 1 April 2020 and the Care Leaver discretionary discount policy be approved.

 

(2)     The other elements of the local children in care and care leaver offer (active fostering, employment, skills, apprenticeships and work experience, housing and recruitment of foster carers/supported lodgings) come into force with immediate effect.

 

(3)     Chesterfield Borough Council continues to work with Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire districts/boroughs and other partners to further develop and improve the children in care and care leaver offer/care leaver covenant for Derbyshire.

 

(4)     A review of the Chesterfield Borough Council elements of the local care leaver offer is undertaken on an annual basis to ensure continued affordability and effectiveness.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

To fulfil our duties within the Children and Social Care Act 2017 and provide support for vulnerable young people within the care and leaving the care of Derbyshire County Council.

Reason Key: Has a significant impact in environmental, physical, social or economic terms on communities;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Donna Reddish, Assistant Director - Policy and Communications Manager Email: donna.reddish@chesterfield.gov.uk Tel: 01246 345307.

Report author: Donna Reddish

Publication date: 03/12/2019

Date of decision: 03/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 09/12/2019

Current call-in Count: 0

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