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Have your say on funding for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Specialist SEND support services

19 September 2023

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West Northamptonshire Council Children and Young People’s Services are looking to gather feedback on how those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are funded. The Council are also keen to explore the level of understanding around SEND funding. 

The Council supports children and young people up to the age of 25 that have SEND. Education settings (early years settings, mainstream schools, SEND units within mainstream schools and further education settings) are provided with funding to provide additional support, based on the complexity of the needs of children and young people with SEND. For those up to the age of 18 this is irrespective of whether they have an Education, Health Care Plan or not, and those over 19 are only funded if there is an Education, Health Care Plan in place.

The Council are keen to ensure that funding for those in all education settings with SEND is fairly and transparently allocated and are seeking views on the arrangements including the methodology.

Local authorities must ensure that children and young people, their parents/carers and their education settings are involved in discussions and decisions about their individual support and local provision. West Northamptonshire Council has been working with partners to help to review the way that we provide funding for those with SEND across all education settings. The feedback from this engagement will feed into this work.

Therefore, the Council are seeking the views of parents, carers, young people, representatives of education settings, related forums and any other interested parties.

This survey is anonymous and you will not be personally identified.

The survey closes at midnight on Sunday 1 October 2023. 

To complete the survey please click here: Have your say on funding for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - West Northamptonshire Council - Citizen Space

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