Briefing: Special Educational Needs and Disability financial arrangements – DfE, EPI and IPPR

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
May 8, 2019
Andrew Crompton
Issues Covered
  • Alternative provision financing arrangements
  • Early intervention and reducing costs later
  • Funding SEND in mainstream schools
  • Partnership working and SEND provision
  • SEND in further education
Children's services and education, Local government finance
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DfE consultation – High needs funding formula and other reforms (March 2016)

Funding for disadvantaged pupils: NAO Report (July 2015)

Joining the Dots: Have recent reforms worked for those with SEND? (November 2015)

Children and Families Act 2014 (No.2) (April 2014)

A DfE call for evidence (to respond by 31 July) seeks information on the financial arrangements supporting special educational needs and disability provision, and alternative provision, and not on the level of funding. EPI and IPPR have done papers on funding the issue.

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