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Funding for SEND and those who need Alternative Provision

Consultation opens
3 May - 31 July 2019
Deadline to submit comments to Together for Short Lives
22 July 2019
Deadline to submit comments to Department for Education
31 July 2019

The Department for Education have launched a call for evidence on the funding arrangements for young people with SEND and those who need alternative provision.

The Department are aware of concerns about the funding allocated for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in England, and are looking carefully at how much overall funding will be needed in future years. This call for evidence is an invitation to consider other aspects of the funding arrangements that:

  • could be changed to help local authorities, schools, colleges and other providers in their support for young people with SEND, those requiring alternative provision (AP) and those at risk of exclusion from school, and
  • may not be helping us get the most value from the resources available.

You can read more about the call for evidence, and the consultation documents, on the Department for Education website.

Please email your comments to

Informing our consultation responses