Decision details

Delivering Better Value in SEND Programme Grant Allocation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to accept and spend a Department for Education (DfE) Delivering Better Value in SEND grant to support the implementation of reforms within the SEND high needs system.


That Cabinet:

1.      Approved, subject to meeting the programme requirements, and any associated grant conditions, the acceptance of £1m from the Department for Education to fund the implementation of reforms.

2.      Authorised the Executive Director for Children and Education, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Equalities to take all steps required to accept and spend the funding including procuring and awarding contracts (including any individual contracts over £500k) necessary for the implementation of the programme from October 2022 to March 2025, in-line with the maximum budget envelopes outlined in this report.

3.      Noted the submission of a grant application on 1 February 2023 to Department for Education (DfE) for the Delivering Better Value in SEND grant.

Report author: Richard Hanks

Publication date: 07/02/2023

Date of decision: 07/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/02/2023

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