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Freedom of Information Request

DSG outturns and EHCP response times

Received: 11 March 2021

1. The council's forecast (or actual, if available - please specify) outturn on its High Needs Block budget in 2020/21, prior to transfers to and from other budgets

2. The council's forecast (or actual, if available - please specify) outturn on its Dedicated Schools Grant budget in 2020/21, prior to transfers to and from other budgets

3. Please list any council proposals or policies to reduce High Needs Block costs and/or overspends. Please enclose any HNB or DSG deficit reduction plan

4. How many new ECHPs has the council issued in 2020/21, excluding 'exception cases' where the 20-week deadline does not apply?

5. Of the new EHCPs listed in response to question 4, how many were issued within the 20-week deadline?

6. How many new ECHPs has the council issued in 2020/21, including (but not limited to) 'exception cases'?

7. Of the new EHCPs listed in response to question 6, how many were issued within 20 weeks?

8. How many applications for new EHCPs does the council currently have pending - i.e. an EHCP has not yet been issued and the application has not been rejected?

9. Of the applications referred to in response to question 8, how many are currently over the 20-week deadline (including exception cases where 20 weeks is not a deadline)?

10. Of the applications referred to in response to question 8, how many are not currently viewed as 'exception cases'?

11. Of the applications referred to in response to question 9 (i.e. excluding 'exception cases'), how many are currently over the 20-week deadline?

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download