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High needs block Element 3 funding review

Meeting: 06/02/2024 - Cabinet (Item 8.)

8. Review of High Needs Block (HNB) Element 3 non-statutory top up funding pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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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.