Issue details

Approval of the Peterborough Sufficiency Strategy

Every top tier local authority is required to publish a sufficiency strategy. This must set out how we seek to avoid children coming into care through the provision of family support services, and identify steps that we are taking to ensure that we have sufficient placements for children in care in our area, so that as many children and young people in care can live locally, provided that this is in their best interests.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/07/2021

Decision due: January 2023 by Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Lead member: Councillor Lynne Ayres, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University lynne.ayres@peterborough.gov.uk

Lead director: Executive Director People Services PCC & CCC

Department: People Services

Contact: Nicola Curley, Assistant Director for Children's Social Care Tel: 07920160141 Email: nicola.curley@peterborough.gov.uk Tel: 01733 864065.

Consultation process

There has been widespread consultation including with children and young people in care.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee