Decision details

*Re-published: call-in no longer applies*

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


That the following priorities for capital investment, associated with delivery of the “No Wrong Door” initiative, be recommended to the Executive for approval:

1. conversion of Fisher Lodge, Harrogate into two self contained independence trainer flats with additional space for specialist staff (Option 1)
2. the improvement/adaptation of facilities at Forest Lane (Starbeck) and Stepney Road (Scarborough) to provide suitable hub facilities

Reasons for the decision:

*PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in committee management system that we use.*

On 8 April 2014 the Executive agreed to carry forward £720K (ringfenced for the maintaining of the fabric of Children’s Social Care premises but not allocated for particular projects) pending a service review which was subsequently undertaken in October 2014. A new integrated model of care placements and outreach for complex adolescents has now been introduced, known locally as the North Yorkshire “No Wrong Door” initiative. This initiative as enabled the closure of Woodleigh children’s home with services now to be concentrated on two hubs in Harrogate and Scarborough.

It is therefore proposed that the funding previously intended for Children’s Social Care provision be utilised to address the capital priorities which support the delivery of this DfE Innovation project, and recommendations be put to The Executive at their meeting on 7 July 2015 for approval. That decision will be a key decision as these proposals do not currently form part of the Children and Young People’s Service Capital Programme 2015/16 approved by The Executive on 28 April 2015.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2: disposal of Fisher Lodge, Harrogate with capital receipt being used to purchase a property for conversion into two self contained flats.

Publication date: 14/05/2021

Date of decision: 19/05/2015