Update on the SEND funding

The Early Years SEND funding has now been consulted on and a proposal will be taken to the Devon Education Forum on 21 June 2017. Following the outcome of the consultation, the proposal will include:

  • a universal rate added onto every three- and four-year-old funded hour (including the extended entitlement)
  • a targeted rate (calculated on funded two-year-olds and EYPP claims) to enable providers to meet the low level of emerging needs of children within their provision.
  • Devon County Council will also retain a central fund to provide an individual allocation for children with high needs. The proposal is to move to a termly lump sum allocation at 3 levels based on the child’s needs. This lump sum will reflect the take-up of hours (including the extended entitlement).

Panel meetings are taking place this week so you should receive confirmation of the Autumn Term allocations within the next few weeks.