Decision details

SEND Improvement Funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report is for Cabinet to consider a request for funding to support the written statement of action which is a requirement coming out of the recent SEND Local Area inspection.



(a)           Cabinet recommends that Council approve £292k of additional resources to support the SEND written statement of action in 2021/22.

(b)           Cabinet recommends that Council approves the £220k additional resources requested in 2022/23 which reduces to £156k in 2023/24, and £137k from 2024/25 onwards.

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(c)           notes that Council is being requested to approve the additional resources for future years in advance of the formal budget report for 2022/23 as the request includes the appointment to permanent staff posts.

(d)           Receive further business cases as required

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Covid Resilience, Public Health and Education


To ensure the local authority is in the best position to meet its statutory responsibilities and to produce a Written Statement of Action which the DfE passes as both ‘fit for purpose’ and deliverable (as judged through a follow up monitoring and inspection).



Report author: Sally O'Reilly

Publication date: 06/09/2021

Date of decision: 01/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/09/2021

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