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Cumbria County Council have been allocated capital grant funding to invest in provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), specifically those with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
This grant funding is to be used to develop new places or expand existing provision to help meet the increase in pupils with EHC Plans in the county.
Capital grant funding can be used to build for example:
- specialised classrooms
- expand existing classrooms
The Department for Education say this will help "...transform the lives of thousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities, by increasing school capacity and making it easier for them to access good school places."
The Government's details of allocations and the template that needs to be published can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-provision-capital-funding-for-pupils-with-ehc-plans
To receive the capital funding, each local authority must develop, consult on, and publish on their Local Offer a Special Provision Plan of projects to develop SEND provision for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).
Local Authorities are required to publish their Special Provision Plan for spending the allocated SEN capital funding for 2018 - 2019 by 14th March 2018.
Cumbria's consultation report, how we consulted parents and carers, and others, including schools is now available to download.
If you have any questions regarding the consultation findings or development of the Special Provision Plan please contact The Local Offer Team at:
Tel: 01228 226582