Request to stay on criteria
Each request to stay on beyond the planned leave date at 25 will be considered on a case by case
basis to a timeframe set by Prior's Court and may not be possible.
The Young Person's next placement must be agreed with a clear transition plan in
place and a new leave date must be set.
The Local Authority must have a contingency plan for the young person from the new
date if the next placement falls through.
The Local Authority must have confirmed agreement to fund the placement until this
new date. The most recent fees will be quoted including a subsequent academic year's
fees if known. The placing Local Authority must agree to any fee uplift.
We can only consider a formal request made in writing by the key professional/case
manager at the Local Authority.
All requests will go initially to the Admissions Panel for discussion regarding availability
of space in suitable peer group place and any impact on other young people's current
or planned places.
As part of the consideration of the impact on other young people an impact risk
assessment will be undertaken as part of the process in the Admissions Panel.
The final decision will be agreed by the Executive Team.
The number of cases supported by Prior's Court is limited. The decision to hold a place or provide
expert witnesses is undertaken by the CEO and Executive who take responsibility for ensuring that
the Trustees are kept informed.
Due to the need our young people have for a planned transition, we do not take emergency
admissions. However, we endeavour to work as responsively as possible with local authorities and
with families to provide a start date as soon as is feasible, taking into account the needs of the
incoming student and their families and balancing this with the needs of the existing students.
ADMISSIONS - PRIORS COURT YOUNG ADULT
Version 1 Review Date: 30 Sep 2023