How much has the SEND local offer cost

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Dear North Yorkshire County Council,

Please could you provide the cost of North Yorkshire County Councils Local Offer for SEND.

1. The amount of money received by the local authority, when it was a pathfinder for the SEND Reforms, for the local offer and how much of that was spent designing and constructing the Local Offer.

2. How much money has been spent on the local offer since the introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014.

3. How many staff are employed to design and update the local offer?

4. When will the Local offer be finished ?

Yours faithfully,

Kerry Fox

North Yorkshire County Council

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cypsfoi, North Yorkshire County Council

Dear Kerry Fox

 

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding the Local Offer 
Please see our response below:

 

 

1. The amount of money received by the local authority, when it was a
pathfinder for the SEND Reforms, for the local offer and how much of that
was spent designing and constructing the Local Offer.

The Local Authority received an grant amounting to £150k for the
Pathfinder for SEN and Disabilities, to support LAs, with their PCT etc.
in testing a range of proposals set out in the Governments Green Paper,
Support and aspiration: A new approach to SEN, designed to respond to the
frustrations of children and young people, their families and the
professionals who work with them. No amount within this grant was
specifically allocated to the Local Offer.

 

2. How much money has been spent on the local offer since the introduction
of the Children and Families Act 2014.

We are unable to provide an answer to this questions as costs are not
broken down and specifically allocated to the Local Offer

 

3. How many staff are employed to design and update the local offer?

No one person is specifically employed to design and update the Local
offer. We are currently identifying the required resource to maintain the
local offer into the future

 

4. When will the Local offer be finished ?

The Local Offer is currently being revised in terms of design and content
and will be relaunched in November

 

 

 

 

Kind Regards

_______________________________________

Catherine McGuinness, Leadership Support Officer
on behalf of cypsfoi

 

North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AE

e-mail: [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

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