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Sufficiency strategy - Children in care 2018-21

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Lutons’ Sufficiency Strategy 2018-21 sets out our strategic approach to Section 22G of the Children Act 1989 and the duty on all local authorities to secure sufficient accommodation for children in care, and has been:
  • developed by the Childrens Integrated Commissioning Team
  • led by the Luton Families Programme Board
The strategy describes how we will ensure that Luton:
  • has sufficient, appropriate and suitable accommodation to meet the diverse needs of children and young people in Luton
  • has a sufficient and diverse range of service providers within the local area able to meet the varying needs of children and young people
  • supporst and maintains a range of services that meet the needs of children in care including those on the edge of care who, without support, might be accommodated
  • supports the market to deliver appropriate placements within the local authority area
  • has the appropriate mechanisms in place for the commissioning of appropriate placements and additional support outside of the local area, where the child’s needs requires this
  • works with partners to ensure that only the children and young people who need to come into care are accommodated
Our strategy also describes how Luton proposes to build on its existing provision so that children and young people who are accommodated or on the edge of care, are assured services are available when they need them.
 
It also ensures those services are:
  • of the highest quality
  • child and family centred
  • personalised
  • responsive services
Read the strategy in full below.

Sufficiency strategy - Children in care 2018-21

 

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