Special Educational Needs school placements

Q1 Please could you supply the name, job title, email address and telephone number of the commissioner with responsibility for children’s SEN school placements

Julia Foster, SEND Senior Manager,julia.foster@devon.gov.uk,01392 383000 – ask for by name

Q2. Total number of pupils (pre 18) with a plan who attended an independent special school funded by your local authority

Year  Number of pupils 
2014- 2015 185
2015 – 2016 265
2016 – 2017 304
2017 – 2018 366
2018 – 2019 440

Q3. Of the above how many have; (a) ASD (primary type of need) and (b) SEMH (primary type of need)?

Year  Number of ASD  Number of SEMH 
2014 – 2015 12 106
2015 – 2016 26 144
2016 – 2017 45 149
2017 – 2018 62 164
2018 – 2019 97 194

 

Q4. Of the above how many with ASD (primary type of need) (Q3) are in day, 38-week and 52-week placements?

Year  Day placements  38 week placements  52 week placements 
2014 – 2015 7 * *
2015 – 2016 16 6 *
2016 – 2017 24 16 *
2017 – 2018 44 8 10
2018 – 2019 85 7 *

The use of the * symbol indicates we may hold the information but as disclosure may identify individuals and therefore breach their Data Protection rights the information is exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 40(2) Personal Data.

Q5. Of Q4 how many of those placements are made out of area (i.e. outside the local authority boundary)?

Year  Number of placements 
2014 – 2015 *
2015 – 2016 11
2016 – 2017 18
2017 – 2018 25
2018 – 2019 27

Q6. Of the above how many with SEMH (primary type of need) (Q3) are in day, 38-week and 52-week placements?

Year  Day placements  38 week placements  52 week placements 
2014 – 2015 85 11 10
2015 – 2016 118 15 11
2016 – 2017 122 7 20
2017 – 2018 144 6 14
2018 – 2019 173 * 17

Q7. Of Q6 how many of those placements are made out of area (i.e. outside the local authority boundary)?

Year  Placements outside the local authority boundary 
2014  -2015 15
2015 – 2016 27
2016 – 2017 37
2017 – 2018 28
2018 -2019 34

Q8. total expenditure on independent special school places by your local authority broken down by year

Year  All £ ASD £ SEMH £
2014 – 2015 8.1 m 591k 5.2m
2015 – 2016 8.3m 895k 4.6m
2016 – 2017 10.6m 1.6m 5.5m
2017 – 2018 12.5 m 2m 6m
2018 – 2019 16.4m 3.4m 7.7m