SEN inclusion fund
The SEN Inclusion Fund for 3 and 4 year olds, announced in the government's early years funding consultation response (external link), will support providers of early years education to address the needs of individual children with special educational needs (SEN).
Currently £150,000 has been allocated to the SEN Inclusion Fund which will be available from 1 April 2017. Initially we are proposing to allocate the funding through the current Additional Inclusion Support (AIS) system that is available to all private, voluntary and independent providers and nursery schools. For more information about this system please contact the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) service area teams.
The future operation of the SEN inclusion fund will be determined as part of a review of the Learner Support Team. The Learner Support Team, part of Lancashire County Council's SEND Service, will be reviewing the services that it offers to Lancashire's children and young people with SEND, their families and the educational establishments that they attend.
The SEND Service will be conducting this review co-productively with parents and carers of children with SEND through their partnership working with local parent carer forums and educational establishments in Lancashire.