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Departmental Annual Reports

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to Table 8.4 of his Department's Annual Report 2009, pages 175-76, which programmes and allocations have been aggregated under the category (a) Safeguarding and (b) Special Educational Needs/Disabilities. (297024)

Detail on the constituent parts of safeguarding and special educational needs/disabilities expenditure, aggregated in DCSF’s Departmental Annual Report 2009, are provided as follows for the year 2010-11.

Departmental allocation, 2010-11

(£000)

(a) Safeguarding1

Teenage Pregnancy/Substance Misuse

10,185

Safeguarding Children & Supporting Families Grant

1,130

Safeguarding—total

11,315

(b) Special Educational Needs (SEN)/Disabilities

SEN & NMSS, including Safeguarding Advisers, Medical & Legal costs and Family Support (Contact)

251,980

Children in Care and SEN NMSS—capital

5,700

Special Educational Needs/Disabilities—total

257,680

1 Please note that additional expenditure on these programmes occurs outside the departmental body as part of local authority spending.

Notes:

1. SEN = Special educational needs

2. NMSS = Non-maintained special schools

3. Safeguarding Advisers: Previously known as allegation management advisers (AMA).