Introduction to Phase One of the DBV in SEND programme
The Department for Education (DfE), in collaboration with Newton Europe and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), is working to deliver Phase One of the programme over a two-year period.
The Programme is currently in ‘Phase One’ and the information shared through this website pertains to Phase One only.
The programme comprises two phases:
Phase One (Diagnostic)
55 local areas which have opted to participate in the initiative are being supported to identify the highest impact changes that can be made to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND, and to optimise the use of finances. In Phase One, each local authority receives dedicated technical support and funding to help identify opportunities for improvement with their partners. They will then create a plan to deliver the improvements across their local system.
Once local areas have developed their improvement plan, they will move into Phase Two.
In addition to the above, Phase One of the programme will:
- Collate good practice in delivering services for children and young people with SEND. It is envisaged that all local areas nationally will be able to access these learnings.
- Aggregate data and evidence across all local areas in the programme to understand consistent themes and challenges and inform future policy.
Phase Two (Implementation)
Local authorities and their partners will deliver the plans to realise improvements for their local area. It is expected that the implementation plans developed by each local area in Phase One will build on existing initiatives and address underlying challenges in each area’s SEND system.