Can anyone tell me where in the ILR (and AQUA) can/should you record that a young person is “ In Care” or has recently left care, please. We may be working with some young people in the near future and would like to access this part of the “block 1 funding” but cannot find where to record it.
I think it works like this:
Block 1 provides an additional amount of funding for students who are in care or who have recently left care (£480 per student) but this is not earned in year or recorded on the ILR as this is derived from the local authority records and included in a providers allocation the following year.
Thanks for this I really do appreciated it.
I’m probably over thinking this but how does this work as we are part of the Local Authority? And, how would we know if we had been allocated the extra funding per learner if it’s not included until the following year, or is it just a case of our 16-18 EFA allocation for 1516 would grow?
Yes this is one of the issues with lagged funding as your allocation this year is based on previous delivery but it does work both ways.
Your current allocations statement indicates disadvantaged funding on table 2 and gives a breakdown under block 1 that indicates the number of qualifying students for care leavers and the funding value included in your allocation.