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Sufficiency and Commissioning Strategy for Looked After Children and Care Leavers


The Sufficiency and Commissioning Strategy sets out Durham's strategic approach to securing sufficient accommodation to meet the needs of our looked after children.

The council has a duty, as stated in section 22G of the Children Act 1989, to take steps to secure, as far as reasonably practicable, sufficient accommodation for looked after children within their local authority area. The 2010 guidance on the 'sufficiency duty' states that local authorities should have embedded plans, as part of their commissioning processes and through partnership working, to meet the duty.

Find out more about our Sufficiency and Commissioning Strategy for Looked After Children and Care Leavers (PDF) [395KB] . If you're having a problem reading some of the content of this PDF, please contact us.



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