Decision details

Looked After Children Reduction Case for Change

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




(1)       That the Executive Director of People – Children be asked to develop a strategy and detailed roadmap to reduce the number of children in care, taking a rights-based approach, to develop services which support children to be able to grow up in a family setting


(2)       That this be presented to Cabinet in September 2019.


Reason for decision: The reduction of the number of children in care in Dorset would:


1.    Promote the rights of children

2.    Improve the outcomes for children

3.    Enable services to be sustainable

Report author: Mary Taylor

Publication date: 30/07/2019

Date of decision: 30/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/07/2019 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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