Council decisions

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Decisions published

09/02/2024 - House Purchase for Family Services Small Children’s Home ref: 9248    Recommendations Approved

This report details the decision of the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resoruces and Effecitve Council to approve the acquisition of a residential property for establishing a permanent small children’s home. This initiative is crucial in addressing the nationwide placement crisis for looked-after children and young individuals, particularly those in high-cost crisis placements. The approval encompasses the property purchase and associated costs for renovation, ensuring it meets safety standards and is suitable for our children people within the borough.


In the recent months, Family Services have established a temporary solo provision residential home supporting one child at any given time. Due to the complex needs and vulnerabilities of the child, it is essential to offer one-on-one support in the home, ensuring they receive comprehensive assistance to facilitate their transition to a permanent placement. However, given the temporary nature of this arrangement, it is crucial to establish a lasting provision to sustain ongoing support for children and young people entering the care of the local authority.


Establishing this children’s home ensure that children can stay in their local area, maintaining relationships with friends, family, and community support. Creating in-house provision helps avoid expensive out-of-borough placements during crisis, leading to substantial savings for the council through the Family Services MTFS programme.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Resources & Effective Council

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024

08/02/2024 - Transfer of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) from Solutions 4 Health (S4H) to The Whittington Health NHS Trust in accordance with Section 75 (S75) of the National Health Act 2006 ref: 9247    Recommendations Approved

To transfer the Healthy Child Programme through a Section 75 agreement (National Health Act 2006) to Whittington Health NHS Trust.

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Children's Services

Decision published: 08/02/2024

Effective from: 08/02/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

28/01/2024 - Interim Appointment of Chief Finance Officer ref: 9246    Recommendations Approved

This report details the decision of the Chief Executive to appoint Mr Kevin Bartle as the Interim Chief Finance Officer for a period of up to a year from 27th February 2023.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 07/02/2024

Effective from: 28/01/2024

02/02/2024 - Council Tax Base for 2024/25 ref: 9245    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the Council Tax Base for 2024-25 which must be notified to major precepting authorities by 31 January of the preceding financial year.

Decision Maker: Executive Director Strategy & Resources (Chief Finance Officer / Section 151 Officer)

Decision published: 06/02/2024

Effective from: 02/02/2024