Disabled children expenditure plans

The council’s plans for expenditure on social care services for disabled children and their families from 2019-2020. Could you please let me know for each of (1) overall social care expenditure on disabled children and their families and (2) expenditure on short breaks for disabled children, whether the council plans to:

a) Increase expenditure in real terms
b) Maintain current levels of expenditure in real terms
c) Maintain current levels of expenditure in cash terms
d) Make cash reductions to current levels of expenditure

Could you also please let me know whether these plans have been finalised; or are currently still proposals (and if the latter, whether they are subject to public consultation)?

Finally, could you please send me copies of (or links to) to any council, cabinet or committee papers with respect to plans for social care for disabled children and their families; and details of any public consultations on such plans.

The Children’s Budget Scrutiny report has the draft budget figures for 2019 – 2020. This includes a comparison with the previous year.

Cabinet will meet on 15th February to make recommendations to the County Council which is due to meet on 21st February. The agenda and relevant papers will be posted on our website approximately a week before the meeting.

There is no formal consultation planned but members of the public are entitled to attend certain meetings or view via web cam. Further details can be found on our Democracy website.