Decision details

Banded Funding for SEND and EHCP

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to outline proposed changes to the way in which we fund support for children with additional needs, including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The report explains how we propose to adjust funding models to support early intervention and reduce pressures on statutory processes.


Cllr Richard Boyles, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years and Cllr Patrick Molyneux, Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills sought Cabinet approval  for the implementation of Banded Funding.



Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and,




1. That Cabinet approves the proposal for implementation of Banded Funding,


2. That implementation of Banded Funding is applied to all new cases.

3. That implementation of Banded Funding is applied to existing EHCP cases when they are evaluated at the annual review, and migrate to the new model.



Report author: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport, Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Publication date: 24/03/2021

Date of decision: 24/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 24/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/04/2021

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