Guidance for Placements within Gloucestershire from Other Local Authorities

In accordance with The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010, Local Authorities placing young persons in the area of another Local Authority are required to provide written notification to the Authority concerned. This Guidance will assist placing authorities to meet their statutory duties when placing children in Gloucestershire.

In addition and according to statutory health guidance, “when a child starts to be looked after or changes placement, the Local Authority must, before the placement is made, notify the child’s GP, parents (except where clearly inappropriate) and those caring for the child. When a child starts to be looked after, changes placement or ceases to be looked after, the Local Authority must also notify in writing:

  • the ICB for the area in which the child is living
  • the ICB and the Local Authority for the area in which the child is to be/has been placed”


“ICBs and officers in Local Authorities who are responsible for looked after children’s services should ensure that sufficient resources are allocated to meet the identified health needs of the looked-after children population, including those placed in their area by other Local Authorities, based on the range of data available about their health characteristics”


Annual letter/email template to Local Authorities regarding Children in Care Placed in Gloucestershire

Email Templates of Acknowledgement Following Notification of the Placement of a Child in Care in Gloucestershire:

GCC version
GlICB Version
GHC Version

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