Featured Event

Wed, 20 Nov 19 10:00

Remit

The Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee (RS) has lead responsibility for all issues relating to:

  • National and local organisation of children’s services
  • Funding (capital and revenue) of children’s services, including of schools
  • School admissions, place planning and home to school transport
  • Strategic planning and commissioning
  • The overall use of resources and sustainability.

The Committee liaises closely with the Educational Achievement Policy Committee on admissions, capital funding and strategic place planning. Members of the Committee represent the Association on various reference groups organised by the Department for Education, including the Service Working Group on Education and Children’s Services (SWEGECS) the Schools Funding Implementation Group (SFIG), and the EFA Advisory Group.

2019 Meeting Dates

  • 31 January 2019 (Joint meeting with the Educational Achievement Policy Committee)
  • 17 May 2019
  • 24 September 2019 (Joint meeting with the Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committee)
  • 3 December 2019 (Joint meeting with the Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee)

Contacts

​Chair: Matt Dunkley CBE, Corporate Director – Children, Young People and Education, Kent County Council. To contact Matt, email Matt.Dunkley@kent.gov.uk

ADCS Policy Officer: NIcola Harrison supports the work of the committee. To contact Nicola, email nicola.harrison@adcs.org.uk

Updates

  • Update on Children and Young People’s Services research within the funding review - Feb 2019

MHCLG has provided the Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee with an update of the Review of Relative Needs and Resources – Children and Young People’s Services (CYPS) formula. Find out more.

  • February 2019: Joint meeting with the Educational Achievement Policy Committee

Members of the Committees met to discuss issues around SEND with representatives from ISOS attending to present their LGA commissioned report on SEND budget pressures, Have we reached a ‘tipping point’? Representatives from the Department for Education (DfE) joined the committee to discuss pressures on the high needs block. Find out more.

  • November 2018: Joint meeting with the Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committee

Members of the Association’s Resources & Sustainability and the Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committees met jointly in London on Thursday 22 November to discuss shared areas of interest. The Early Intervention Foundation’s (EIF’s) Director of Policy and Evidence joined the group to discuss how we can collectively make the case for investing in early intervention. The EIF recently published a report on this topic and the group ran through the key messages and recommendations. Find out more


Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee Articles