Guidance

High needs funding: due diligence process for special post-16 providers

Information setting out the process that may lead to a grant funding arrangement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of education provision for high needs students.

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This guidance explains the process that may lead to a grant funding arrangement with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to deliver provision for High Needs Students.

In order to be eligible to receive ESFA funding, special post-16 institutions (SPI) are required to be referenced within their home LA high needs place change request workbook (required by 17 November 2017) and must be named on at least 10 Education Health and Care plans.

Once they have met the above requirement, ESFA will undertake due diligence to ensure themselves that the SPI is eligible to receive ESFA funding.

The guidance and accompanying documents explain the due diligence process.