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High Needs Funding Report

Meeting: 03/02/2022 - Cabinet (Item 97)

97 Sefton High Need Funding Allocation 2022/23 Update pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Children's Social Care and Education




Further to Minute No.s 75 and 81 (3) of the Cabinet and Council at their meetings held on 2 December 2021 and 20 January 2022 respectively the Cabinet considered the report of the Head of Education that advised of the confirmed High Needs Funding Block allocation for 2022/23 which were announced by the Department for Education on 16 December 2021 as part of the Dedicated Schools Grant settlement for 2022/23; and that some extra funding in 2022/23 for Schools and High Needs (£1.6bn) was announced in the Chancellor’s Spending Review and Autumn Budget in late October; and that further guidance on the allocation of this additional funding had also been received by Local Authorities in December 2021.


Decision Made:     





the estimated Outturn position for High Need Block 2021/22 and the projected accumulated High Needs deficit be noted;



the confirmed High Needs Block funding allocation for 2022/23 be noted; and



the additional Supplementary Grant funding allocation to support High Needs pressures in 2022/23 be noted.


Reasons for the Decisions:


To provide Cabinet with an update on the estimated Outturn position 2021/22 and revised funding allocation for 2022/23 for Sefton’s DSG - High Needs Block.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:


No other options are available.