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Review of High Needs Block (HNB) Element 3 non-statutory top up funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval of proposals following a review of the HNB Element 3 non-statutory funding.



That Cabinet:

1.      Noted the findings of the public consultation, as outlined in this report in brief and in full at Appendix B.

2.      Approved the implementation of a Targeted Support Fund for children and young people not in receipt of EHC plans.

3.      Approved the commissioning of Outreach services to support and challenge mainstream schools to improve the quality and consistency of their ordinarily available provision and approach to inclusion.

4.      Authorised the Director Education and Skills in consultation with the Cabinet Member Children’s Services, Education and Equalities to take all steps required to implement recommendations 2 and 3 including procuring and awarding contracts over the key decision threshold.

Report author: Reena Bhogal-Welsh

Publication date: 06/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/02/2024

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