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SEND Inclusion Fund for early years children

SENDIF process map



Child has an identified need.

You have evidence that best practice has been applied and existing resources used but concerns persist. 



Application for funding discussed with parents and parental consent received.

Equipment requests follow process already in place



Application form completed with supporting information and emailed to

SEN Finance Team inbox

Applications should be sent no later than the agreed deadline

Late applications will be automatically transferred to the following panel



Application placed on next available panel agenda



SEND panel meeting held and decision on funding made



Application for funding refused

Letter of explanation issued within 7 working days



Application for funding agreed

Letter with details of funding issued within 7 working days

This may include details of arrangements for the monitoring of provision, if applicable



Payment schedule sent by SEN Finance to you to confirm numbers/costs (before the end school term).

Funding will be paid at the end of the autumn, spring and summer terms.