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Review of national funding formula for allocations of high needs funding to local authorities: changes for 2022-23 - Consultation

Review of national funding formula for allocations of high needs funding to local authorities: changes for 2022-23 - Consultation

The Department for Education are inviting local authorities in England, schools and colleges, other interested organisations and individuals to respond to specific proposals for a small number of changes to the national funding formula that they will use to allocate high needs funding to local authorities in the 2022-23 financial year. They are also seeking views on some of the longer term changes to the formula that could be considered in future.

Why we are consulting

The high needs National Funding Formula (NFF) calculates funding allocations to local authorities for children and young people in England with complex special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or who require alternative provision (AP).

This consultation forms the first stage of a longer term review of the High Needs NFF. This review will be taken forward following the SEND review, and will consider how the distribution of High Needs funding can be improved, to achieve the highest quality support for the most vulnerable children and young people.

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Audiences

Teachers
 
Headteachers
 
Governors
 
Local authorities
 
Adult education providers
 
SENCOs
 
Educational Psychologists
 
Pupils
 
Young people
 
Parents
 
Foster carers
 
Adoptive parents
 
Social workers
 
Those evaluating programmes for children in need
 
Those involved in underlying theoretical research on abuse and neglect, child development etc
 
Those researching children’s social care or education systems, with links to educational outcomes of Children in Need
 
Social workers
 
Directors of children's services
 
CAMHS
 
Adult and mental health practitioners
 
Health visitors
 
School nurses
 
Clinical commissioning groups