Under 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”. Kedleston Group recognises the importance of children living in placements as close to their home areas as possible whenever possible. As part of this we promise to:
- Fully consider and explore referrals for local children whose needs are covered by our statement of purpose.
- Discuss possible placements with professionals and agencies involved in supporting the child.
- Work with geographically close local authorities to support children back to their local areas.