Special Educational Needs

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on issuing statements of special educational needs in each local authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families

The Department does not collect the information on how much was spent on issuing statements of special educational needs. However, the information provided to the Department by local authorities on their total planned net expenditure on the administration, assessment and co-ordination of statements for 2008-09 is contained within the following table.

Local authority name Table 1: 2.0.2 SEN administration assessment and co-ordination
England 86,016,000
Barking and Dagenham 277,000
Barnet 1,330,000
Barnsley 297,000
Bath and NE Somerset 188,000
Bedfordshire 716,000
Bexley 290,000
Birmingham 2,180,000
Blackburn and Darwen 294,000
Blackpool 293,000
Bolton 360,000
Bournemouth 300,000
Bracknell Forest 196,000
Bradford 893,000
Brent 990,000
Brighton and Hove 234,000
Bromley 829,000
Buckinghamshire 2,926,000
Bury 0
Calderdale 134,000
Cambridgeshire 815,000
Camden 982,000
Cheshire 1,334,000
City of Bristol 473,000
City of Kingston-upon-Hull 337,000
City of London 8,000
City of Nottingham 68,000
City of Peterborough 357,000
City of Plymouth 241,000
Cornwall 1,232,000
Coventry 497,000
Croydon 670,000
Cumbria 1,028,000
Darlington 219,000
Derby 100,000
Derbyshire 1,202,000
Devon 656,000
Doncaster 365,000
Dorset 569,000
Dudley 961,000
Durham 766,000
Ealing 457,000
East Riding of Yorkshire 127,000
East Sussex 1,370,000
Enfield 555,000
Essex 0
Gateshead 436,000
Gloucestershire 445,000
Greenwich 765,000
Hackney 524,000
Halton 187,000
Hammersmith and Fulham 390,000
Hampshire 2,035,000
Haringey 680,000
Harrow 171,000
Hartlepool 81,000
Havering 339,000
Herefordshire 586,000
Hertfordshire 2,781,000
Hillingdon 507,000
Hounslow 479,000
Isle of Wight 261,000
Isles of Scilly 7,000
Islington 631,000
Kensington and Chelsea 511,000
Kent 3,126,000
Kingston-upon-Thames 298,000
Kirklees 339,000
Knowsley 339,000
Lambeth 129,000
Lancashire 0
Leeds 344,000
Leicester City 501,000
Leicestershire 624,000
Lewisham 608,000
Lincolnshire 2,105,000
Liverpool 97,000
Luton 286,000
Manchester 134,000
Medway 353,000
Merton 545,000
Middlesbrough 286,000
Milton Keynes 1,002,000
Newcastle upon Tyne 28,000
Newham 1,444,000
Norfolk 1,769,000
North East Lincolnshire 599,000
North Lincolnshire 107,000
North Somerset 286,000
North Tyneside 293,000
North Yorkshire 980,000
Northamptonshire 674,000
Northumberland 575,000
Nottinghamshire 657,000
Oldham 247,000
Oxfordshire 1,024,000
Poole 213,000
Portsmouth 203,000
Reading 118,000
Redbridge 0
Redcar and Cleveland 95,000
Richmond-upon-Thames 355,000
Rochdale 367,000
Rotherham 337,000
Rutland 186,000
Salford 392,000
Sandwell 803,000
Sefton 134,000
Sheffield 579,000
Shropshire 92,000
Slough 260,000
Solihull 178,000
Somerset 1,322,000
South Gloucestershire 449,000
South Tyneside 413,000
Southampton 296,000
Southend 305,000
Southwark 635,000
St Helens 250,000
Staffordshire 834,000
Stockport 389,000
Stockton-on-Tees 271,000
Stoke 306,000
Suffolk 469,000
Sunderland 365,000
Surrey 1,866,000
Sutton 562,000
Swindon 281,000
Tameside 385,000
Telford and Wrekin 331,000
Thurrock 383,000
Torbay 161,000
Tower Hamlets 737,000
Trafford 496,000
Wakefield 159,000
Walsall 498,000
Waltham Forest 666,000
Wandsworth 632,000
Warrington 401,000
Warwickshire 1,410,000
West Berkshire 229,000
West Sussex 513,000
Westminster 810,000
Wigan 939,000
Wiltshire 946,000
Windsor and Maidenhead 245,000
Wirral 382,000
Wokingham 616,000
Wolverhampton 353,000
Worcestershire 1,613,000
York 57,000
Notes:

Bury, Essex, Lancashire and Redbridge local authorities have recorded zero for line 2.0.2. These LAs have recorded some elements of SEN administration assessment and co-ordination within other SEN lines in the data collection. Lines include 2.0.1 (Educational Psychology Service), 1.2.1 (Provision for pupils with SEN, (including assigned resources), 1.2.2 (Provision for pupils with SEN, provision not included in line 1.2.1) and 1.2.3 (Support for inclusion). Detailed guidance is provided by DCSF on how to complete various lines in the data collection. It is however for each local authority to determine how they eventually record these activities.

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