Children's and Adults' Care and Education Committee


Thursday 7 February 2019



Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Children's and Adults' Care and Education Committee  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.

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SEND Transformation Plan

Appendix A

Resolved that:

1.            the results of the consultation process on the draft SEND Transformation Plan are noted and considered;

2.            the draft Transformation Plan is approved in principle, subject to:

(a)             the approval by Full Council at its meeting in February of the related budget provisions for 2019/20, and to

(b)             the process set out in paragraph 10 of the report: and

3.            the proposed Written Statement of Action, as shown in Annex 12 (circulated as late material) , is approved for submission to Ofsted (ref. paragraph 5 of the report).




Schools Budget Estimates and Schools Funding Formula

Appendix B

Resolved that the Finance and Contracts Committee is RECOMMENDED to recommend Council that –

1.            the Schools Budget for 2019-20 be approved in line with paragraph 17 and Annex 1 of this report;

2.            the proposals outlined for the Central School Services Block be approved including the transfer of £27k to the High Needs Block (ref. paras 26-28 of the report);

3.            the proposals outlined for the Early Years Block be approved, including the increase of the SEN Inclusion Fund to allow for high needs support for early years children (ref. paras. 29 – 35 of the report);

4.            the proposals outlined for the High Needs Block be approved (ref paras. 36-39 of the report) the proposals outlined for the Schools Block (ref. paras 20-25) and the Schools Funding Formula outlined in Annex 2 and the Schools Allocations in Annex 3 of the report be approved, including a Minimum Funding Guarantee of -1.5% per pupil (ref. paras 22-23 of the report)




Medium Term Financial Plan 2019-20 to 2022-23 and Detailed Budget and Council Tax 2019-20

Appendix C

Resolved that –

the general fund proposals in the budget report regarding the 2019/20 budget for AfC Commissioning, Education and Skills, Schools and School Place Planning, Special Educational Needs, Children’s Centres, Pupil Referral Units, Youth Service, Safeguarding, Looked After Children, Adult Social Care, Public Health, Leisure Services, Mental Health, Equalities, Adult Education are RECOMMENDED to the Finance and Contracts Committee.




Amy Woodgate House - Provision of Residential and Day Services for People with Dementia

Appendix D

Resolved that –

1.            the Council agree to tender for a provider to manage Amy Woodgate House from October 2019 for a period of up to 20 years (10 years with two possible 5 year extensions), with a potential life value of £37m; and

2.            the Council manage Amy Woodgate, as an interim measure, from 1 March 2019, through a TUPE transfer of existing staff.