Decision details

*Re-published: call-in no longer applies* Transition of Current Short Break and Contract Foster Carers onto the Updated NYCC Fostering Framework

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 transition of current Short Break and Contract Carers to the updated County Council Fostering Framework, as approved by The Executive in December 2015, be implemented with effect from 24 March 2016 with any necessary bespoke arrangements in relation to Contract Carers as outlined in section 4.4 of the report.

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.*

The Council’s Fostering Framework, updated to include Short Break and Contract Carers, was approved by The Executive on 8 December 2015 and implemented for recruitment purposes from 1 January 2016. In order to make the best transitional arrangements for current Short Break and Contract Carers to transition from legacy arrangements, a consultation exercise was undertaken with these carers. Feedback was positive with carers welcoming the new streamlined arrangements as set out in the Revised Framework

Alternative options considered:

An alternative implementation date of 1 April 2016 was considered and rejected.

Publication date: 14/05/2021

Date of decision: 08/03/2016