Council Receives Special Educational Needs Funding

childrens services signScilly’s Council is being awarded £25,000 from the government to help phase in the new policy for supporting children and young adults with special education needs.

Whitehall is introducing an education, health and care plan with more emphasis on personal goals.

It’s part of the legislation contained in the new Children and Families Bill, passed in March.

The government say personal budgets will allow more control over the support parents and children receive. The amount given, and how it can be spent, will need to be agreed with the Council.

The funding can be spent on the cost of bringing in the reforms, but local authorities are also free to spend the money on any local needs they identify.

The Council says they have not received the money yet and haven’t had time to give thought to it, but they’ll provide more information when they can.

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