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These documents provide local authorities with:
details about high needs strategic planning fund allocations for 2016 to 2017, how to use it, and how the money has been paid
a benchmarking tool to help compare high needs provision and spending between local authorities
High needs funding is funding for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) who need extra support at school or college, or for those in alternative provision. Alternative provision is for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.