Creating sustainable high needs systems
Information on how local authorities can manage their high needs systems and associated spending in a sustainable way.
How local authorities
in England can manage their high needs spending in an effective and sustainable way.
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Published 19 July 2021
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23 June 2022
Updated the page details section with a link to 'High needs budgets: effective management in local authorities' research report. Replaced 'Sustainable high needs systems: learning from the ‘safety valve’ intervention programme' with 'Guidance on our intervention work with local authorities' and added 'Sustainability in high needs systems: guidance for local authorities'.
24 March 2022
Added 'March 2022 update' to the 'Sustainable high needs systems: learning from the ‘safety valve’ intervention programme' document.
19 July 2021