Decision details

2023/24 Children's Services - Budget Monitoring

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Committee - Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received a presentation on 2023/24 Children’s Services budget monitoring, the forecast outturn as at end September (month 6) and verbally updated on the latest position, which is showing the position is worsening, mainly due to situation around external placements.


The presentation focussed on home to school transport (mainstream and SEN), DSG and in particular the High Needs forecast deficit position and the statutory override situation.


Noted that the Council is refreshing the DSG Deficit Management Plan and this will be presented to the Scrutiny Committee early next year. Reference made to the DBV / SEND programme work - the Newton report has been previously shared with the Committee and this will be recirculated for reference.

Report author: Sian Kenny

Publication date: 15/12/2023

Date of decision: 12/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 12/12/2023 - Scrutiny Committee - Children and Families

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