Issue details

Safety Valve Agreement

To approve the draft Safety Valve agreement for submission to the Department for Education. This will set out the financial recovery plan for the High Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Policy Framework Change;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2023

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 12 Dec 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Jane Davies, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, SEND and Inclusion, Cllr Laura Mayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education, and Skills

Lead director: Kathryn Davis (Director - Education & Skills), Lucy Townsend (Corporate Director - People)

Department: Education & Skills

Contact: Ben Stevens, High Needs Block Sust Strat Lead Email: Tel: 01225 713788, Liz Williams, HNB Sustainability Finance Lead Email: Tel: 01225 712521.

Consultation process

This plan has been co-designed with input from parent carers, schools and other partners. This has included surveys and workshops.
In advance of Cabinet, officers will seek the endorsement of School's Forum, Wiltshire Parent Carer Council, and Children's Select Committee.

Agenda items


  • Safety Valve Agreement