Decision details

*Re-published: call-in no longer applies* Re: North Yorkshire Strategic Plan for SEND Provision 0-25

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children's Services, Executive Member for Education and Skills, including early years, schools, apprenticeships, FE colleges & UTC`s, and engagement with the skills agenda of the LEP

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve consultation on the preferred option for the Special Provision Capital Funding.

Reasons for the decision:

*PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in committee management system that we use.*

The LA has a statutory responsibility under the Children and Families Act 2014 to keep its special educational provision under review, to ensure sufficiency in placements to meet the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), working with parents/carers, young people and providers.

In 2016/2017 the DfE awarded a one off grant to all local authorities to review their provision for children and young people with SEND aged between 0-25 years and to develop and publish strategic plans that set out how such provision should be made. In parallel the DfE has also committed £215 million as a Special Provision Capital Fund (SPCF) to further develop capacity and improve facilities in provision for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). North Yorkshire has been allocated a total of £500,000 over three years from 2018/19 to 2020/21. In order to receive this funding, the LA must publish a plan by 14 March 2018 showing how it will be used. They must consult parents/carers as part of the process of developing this plan.

Publication date: 27/04/2021

Date of decision: 19/12/2017