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Care Leavers Council Tax Exemption

Following the implementation of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 our duties and responsibilities to care leavers have been extended. Included in the Act is a requirement to publish a Local Offer for care leavers, providing information about services which the local authority offers that may assist care leavers in, or in preparing for, adulthood and independent living. This report provides additional information to support our proposal to exempt Wiltshire care leavers from Council Tax.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Policy Framework Change;

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/09/2018

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The Chairman of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee has been duly notified of this key decision item being included in the 9 October meeting of Cabinet. The decision cannot reasonably be delayed until the next meeting as this forms an integral part of the Care Leavers Offer which must be published by the end of October 2018.

Decision due: 9 Oct 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Laura Mayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education, and Skills laura.mayes@wiltshire.gov.uk

Lead director: Lucy Townsend (Corporate Director - People)

Department: Families and Children

Contact: Martin Davis, Director - Families and Children Email: martin.davis@wiltshire.gov.uk Tel: 01225 712590.

Agenda items


  • Care Leavers Council Tax Exemption  




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