Children's Residential Questionnaire

Closed 10 Nov 2021

Opened 27 Oct 2021


Essex County Council is conducting a piece of work to look at increasing capacity within Essex in order to meet the growing needs of our looked after young people.

 As stated in the Children Act 1989 accommodation provided by local authorities for looked after children must be “within the local authority’s area” unless this is “not reasonably practicable.”

As you are aware, this can be a challenge due to the complexity of the presenting needs and availability of appropriate placements when we refer. In order for us to better understand the challenges please can you complete the following questions. ECC are looking to hold a Market engagement event on the 23rd November, we will be looking to open discussions during this event surrounding some of the questions in the following survey. If you could please confirm your interest by answering the question within the survey.

All information is confidential and will not be shared with the wider market.


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