Local Authority Consultation

12th January 2018


The Department for Education has committed capital funding to help local authorities create new school places and improve existing facilities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  The amount of capital funding available is £500,000 over a three year period.

The Local Authority is consulting on a proposal to provide capital investment in both the primary and secondary sectors in Halton to assist in the reduction of placements at independent providers, particularly out-borough, and associated transport costs, for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. 

The full consultation document is available on Halton’s website, and if you wish to respond to the consultation please do so using the following link: www.halton.gov.uk/sen by 5pm Friday 26th January 2018. 

You will not receive an individual response to any comment submitted, but following closure of the consultation the Local Authority will review the responses and formulate a short plan regarding how it intends making the capital investment provided under this central government funding.  The plan will be published by 14th March 2018 on the Local Offer page of the website.