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    Planned LA and school expenditure
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    S251 Budget - planned expenditure on children's and young peoples services
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    2015-16 to 2021-22
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    Indicators
    • Gross planned expenditure
    • Income
    • Net planned expenditure
    • Net planned expenditure per capita
    Category of planned expenditure
    • 3.0.1 Funding for individual Sure Start Children's Centres
    • 3.0.2 Funding for local authority provided or commissioned area wide services delivered through Sure Start Childrens Centres
    • 3.0.3 Funding on local authority management costs relating to Sure Start Children's Centres
    • 3.0.4 Other spend on children under 5
    • 3.0.5 Total Sure Start Childrens Centres and Early Years Funding
    • 3.1.1 Residential care
    • 3.1.10 Asylum seeker services children
    • 3.1.11 Total Children Looked After
    • 3.1.2a Fostering services (excluding fees and allowances for LA foster carers)
    • 3.1.2b Fostering services (fees and allowances for LA foster carers)
    • 3.1.3 Adoption services
    • 3.1.4 Special guardianship support
    • 3.1.5 Other children looked after services
    • 3.1.6 Short breaks (respite) for looked after disabled children
    • 3.1.7 Children placed with family and friends
    • 3.1.8 Education of looked after children
    • 3.1.9 Leaving care support services
    • 3.2.1 Other children and families services
    • 3.3.1 Social work (including LA functions in relation to child protection)
    • 3.3.2 Commissioning and Children's Services Strategy
    • 3.3.3 Local Safeguarding Childrens Board
    • 3.3.4 Total Safeguarding Children and Young Peoples Services
    • 3.4.1 Direct payments
    • 3.4.2 Short breaks (respite) for disabled children
    • 3.4.3 Other support for disabled children
    • 3.4.4 Targeted family support
    • 3.4.5 Universal family support
    • 3.4.6 Total Family Support Services
    • 3.5.1 Universal services for young people
    • 3.5.2 Targeted services for young people
    • 3.5.3 Total Services for young people
    • 3.6.1 Youth justice
    • 8A.1 Substance misuse services (Drugs, Alcohol and Volatile substances) (included in 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 above)
    • 8a.2 Teenage pregnancy services (included in 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 above)
    • Total Children and Young Peoples Services and Youth Justice Budget (excluding CERA)
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    Row groups
    Row group 1
    3.0.1 Funding for individual Sure Start Children's Centres
    3.0.2 Funding for local authority provided or commissioned area wide services delivered through Sure Start Childrens Centres
    3.0.3 Funding on local authority management costs relating to Sure Start Children's Centres
    3.0.4 Other spend on children under 5
    3.0.5 Total Sure Start Childrens Centres and Early Years Funding
    3.1.1 Residential care
    3.1.2a Fostering services (excluding fees and allowances for LA foster carers)
    3.1.2b Fostering services (fees and allowances for LA foster carers)
    3.1.3 Adoption services
    3.1.4 Special guardianship support
    3.1.5 Other children looked after services
    3.1.6 Short breaks (respite) for looked after disabled children
    3.1.7 Children placed with family and friends
    3.1.8 Education of looked after children
    3.1.9 Leaving care support services
    3.1.10 Asylum seeker services children
    3.1.11 Total Children Looked After
    3.2.1 Other children and families services
    3.3.1 Social work (including LA functions in relation to child protection)
    3.3.2 Commissioning and Children's Services Strategy
    3.3.3 Local Safeguarding Childrens Board
    3.3.4 Total Safeguarding Children and Young Peoples Services
    3.4.1 Direct payments
    3.4.2 Short breaks (respite) for disabled children
    3.4.3 Other support for disabled children
    3.4.4 Targeted family support
    3.4.5 Universal family support
    3.4.6 Total Family Support Services
    3.5.1 Universal services for young people
    3.5.2 Targeted services for young people
    3.5.3 Total Services for young people
    3.6.1 Youth justice
    8A.1 Substance misuse services (Drugs, Alcohol and Volatile substances) (included in 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 above)
    8a.2 Teenage pregnancy services (included in 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 above)
    Total Children and Young Peoples Services and Youth Justice Budget (excluding CERA)
    Column groups
    Column group 1
    2015-16
    2016-17
    2017-18
    2018-19
    2019-20
    2021-22
    Column group 2
    Gross planned expenditure
    Income
    Net planned expenditure
    Net planned expenditure per capita
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    'S251 Budget - planned expenditure on children's and young peoples services' for 3.0.1 Funding for individual Sure Start Children's Centres, 3.0.2 Funding for local authority provided or commissioned area wide services delivered through Sure Start Childrens Centres, 3.0.3 Funding on local authority management costs relating to Sure Start Children's Centres, 3.0.4 Other spend on children under 5, 3.0.5 Total Sure Start Childrens Centres and Early Years Funding and 30 other filters in England between 2015-16 and 2021-22
    2015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202021-22
    Gross planned expenditureIncomeNet planned expenditureNet planned expenditure per capitaGross planned expenditureIncomeNet planned expenditureNet planned expenditure per capitaGross planned expenditureIncomeNet planned expenditureNet planned expenditure per capitaGross planned expenditureIncomeNet planned expenditureNet planned expenditure per capitaGross planned expenditureIncomeNet planned expenditureNet planned expenditure per capitaGross planned expenditureIncomeNet planned expenditureNet planned expenditure per capita
    3.0.1 Funding for individual Sure Start Children's Centres£559,596,612£52,132,468£507,464,144£43.75£516,250,805£69,844,812£446,405,993£38.04£444,725,665£58,390,049£386,335,616£32.68£423,465,348£63,550,790£359,914,558£30.09£383,189,197£62,970,936£320,218,261£26.52£345,046,160£52,623,807£292,422,353£23.99
    3.0.2 Funding for local authority provided or commissioned area wide services delivered through Sure Start Childrens Centres£89,706,983£5,883,252£83,823,731£7.23£76,959,487£6,792,098£70,167,389£5.98£65,080,109£9,335,479£55,744,630£4.72£65,140,165£7,582,138£57,558,027£4.81£62,381,058£8,951,078£53,429,979£4.43£66,471,609£6,309,020£60,162,589£4.94
    3.0.3 Funding on local authority management costs relating to Sure Start Children's Centres£44,303,973£1,297,106£43,006,867£3.71£35,336,260£3,789,707£31,546,553£2.69£28,397,561£1,932,031£26,465,530£2.24£29,263,013£3,219,182£26,043,832£2.18£31,931,951£4,089,831£27,842,120£2.31£27,658,029£3,254,680£24,403,349£2.00
    3.0.4 Other spend on children under 5£166,072,248£36,420,322£129,651,926£11.18£144,930,909£19,133,287£125,797,622£10.72£123,087,130£24,151,452£98,935,678£8.37£112,586,949£24,259,667£88,327,282£7.38£105,484,533£20,283,515£85,201,018£7.06£89,988,110£19,526,286£70,461,824£5.78
    3.0.5 Total Sure Start Childrens Centres and Early Years Funding£859,679,816£95,733,149£763,946,668£65.87£773,477,461£99,559,904£673,917,557£57.42£661,290,464£93,809,011£567,481,453£48.00£630,455,476£98,611,777£531,843,699£44.46£582,986,738£96,295,359£486,691,379£40.31£529,163,908£81,713,793£447,450,115£36.71
    3.1.1 Residential care£904,093,853£48,179,861£855,913,992£73.79£941,997,239£51,440,135£890,557,104£75.88£1,013,214,737£53,420,156£959,794,581£81.18£1,185,330,588£64,020,799£1,121,309,789£93.74£1,354,614,245£82,597,137£1,272,017,108£105.36£1,679,128,752£109,610,944£1,569,517,809£128.75
    3.1.2a Fostering services (excluding fees and allowances for LA foster carers)no datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano data£894,433,173£21,783,774£872,649,399£72.95£932,372,797£16,566,320£915,806,478£75.85£1,040,502,523£26,375,507£1,014,127,016£83.19
    3.1.2b Fostering services (fees and allowances for LA foster carers)no datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano datano data£713,908,358£19,410,243£694,498,115£58.06£725,042,868£22,595,513£702,447,355£58.18£779,353,651£18,921,514£760,432,136£62.38
    3.1.3 Adoption services£276,777,276£19,407,936£257,369,340£22.19£284,577,627£20,252,802£264,324,825£22.52£289,380,355£19,980,280£269,400,075£22.79£289,921,999£28,673,351£261,248,648£21.84£302,570,053£29,765,268£272,804,784£22.60£321,979,562£42,260,485£279,719,078£22.95
    3.1.4 Special guardianship support£141,464,797£626,386£140,838,411£12.14£173,665,611£322,823£173,342,788£14.77£208,768,433£24,644£208,743,789£17.66£248,135,911£255,909£247,880,002£20.72£277,289,918£724,829£276,565,089£22.91£333,438,116£239,604£333,198,512£27.33
    3.1.5 Other children looked after services£186,727,028£17,801,826£168,925,202£14.56£198,872,154£18,995,986£179,876,168£15.33£217,623,772£27,893,669£189,730,103£16.05£236,084,219£24,165,549£211,918,670£17.72£272,405,847£35,597,669£236,808,178£19.61£327,817,892£53,090,323£274,727,568£22.54
    3.1.6 Short breaks (respite) for looked after disabled children£51,560,377£3,425,798£48,134,579£4.15£46,334,285£2,691,592£43,642,693£3.72£37,888,492£1,753,999£36,134,493£3.06£47,449,680£2,029,087£45,420,593£3.80£45,264,801£1,829,470£43,435,331£3.60£43,718,369£1,568,505£42,149,864£3.46
    3.1.7 Children placed with family and friends£73,691,360£57,457£73,633,903£6.35£77,056,464£879,321£76,177,143£6.49£77,497,963£873,676£76,624,287£6.48£90,953,992£645,532£90,308,461£7.55£102,896,923£343,007£102,553,916£8.49£125,364,099£322,072£125,042,027£10.26
    3.1.8 Education of looked after children£34,698,342£5,028,381£29,669,961£2.56£36,103,782£5,349,947£30,753,835£2.62£34,671,511£11,711,128£22,960,383£1.94£39,934,776£9,873,027£30,061,749£2.51£45,513,527£11,729,118£33,784,409£2.80£52,846,499£20,338,206£32,508,293£2.67
    3.1.9 Leaving care support services£241,489,770£10,728,788£230,760,982£19.90£256,695,749£17,691,293£239,004,456£20.37£279,994,503£21,007,895£258,986,608£21.91£341,041,587£28,296,485£312,745,102£26.14£400,819,065£30,857,775£369,961,289£30.64£476,134,212£46,955,412£429,178,799£35.21
    3.1.10 Asylum seeker services children£47,949,813£31,042,670£16,907,143£1.46£44,403,572£25,565,189£18,838,383£1.61£51,526,987£31,221,526£20,305,461£1.72£73,791,874£49,319,452£24,472,422£2.05£93,414,737£58,696,291£34,718,445£2.88£137,900,994£110,960,982£26,940,011£2.21
    3.1.11 Total Children Looked After£3,433,103,464£174,553,329£3,258,550,135£280.94£3,614,818,676£204,662,231£3,410,156,445£290.57£3,790,909,957£216,058,031£3,574,851,927£302.38£4,160,986,158£248,473,208£3,912,512,950£327.07£4,552,204,779£291,302,397£4,260,902,383£352.91£5,318,184,667£430,643,555£4,887,541,113£400.95
    3.2.1 Other children and families services£73,122,775£3,377,470£69,745,305£6.01£71,644,064£4,047,634£67,596,430£5.76£70,243,022£8,909,511£61,333,511£5.19£68,352,392£4,941,217£63,411,176£5.30£79,299,738£7,666,925£71,632,813£5.93£109,933,569£14,861,237£95,072,332£7.80
    3.3.1 Social work (including LA functions in relation to child protection)£1,673,230,875£35,880,615£1,637,350,260£141.17£1,784,783,109£52,755,973£1,732,027,136£147.58£1,888,420,731£47,029,006£1,841,391,725£155.76£1,986,124,905£42,492,840£1,943,632,065£162.48£2,128,624,756£55,692,932£2,072,931,824£171.69£2,361,754,390£72,845,848£2,288,908,542£187.77
    3.3.2 Commissioning and Children's Services Strategy£239,840,573£13,734,904£226,105,669£19.49£233,819,720£19,145,650£214,674,070£18.29£208,575,924£21,458,425£187,117,499£15.83£209,147,694£19,594,587£189,553,107£15.85£219,863,373£20,873,002£198,990,371£16.48£327,641,732£28,689,444£298,952,288£24.52
    3.3.3 Local Safeguarding Childrens Board£41,460,429£15,696,815£25,763,614£2.22£41,889,258£16,108,805£25,780,452£2.20£42,632,114£15,849,979£26,782,135£2.27£44,046,304£16,716,528£27,329,777£2.28£44,995,191£17,178,587£27,816,604£2.30£43,722,454£16,169,334£27,553,120£2.26
    3.3.4 Total Safeguarding Children and Young Peoples Services£1,954,531,878£65,312,334£1,889,219,544£162.88£2,060,492,086£88,010,428£1,972,481,658£168.07£2,139,628,768£84,337,410£2,055,291,358£173.85£2,239,318,902£78,803,954£2,160,514,948£180.61£2,393,483,320£93,744,522£2,299,738,799£190.48£2,733,118,575£117,704,626£2,615,413,949£214.55
    3.4.1 Direct payments£86,199,006£2,632,534£83,566,472£7.20£85,056,910£2,772,552£82,284,358£7.01£94,417,822£3,151,622£91,266,200£7.72£98,983,721£2,839,916£96,143,805£8.04£105,342,628£3,471,319£101,871,309£8.44£122,648,891£5,138,715£117,510,175£9.64
    3.4.2 Short breaks (respite) for disabled children£208,942,454£15,448,541£193,493,913£16.68£206,077,163£15,561,493£190,515,670£16.23£208,603,175£18,090,454£190,512,721£16.11£205,159,976£16,054,329£189,105,647£15.81£216,795,704£17,888,802£198,906,902£16.47£225,011,679£17,837,037£207,174,642£17.00
    3.4.3 Other support for disabled children£44,210,801£2,668,101£41,542,700£3.58£44,427,495£2,389,342£42,038,153£3.58£42,363,098£2,282,814£40,080,284£3.39£46,690,423£2,879,851£43,810,572£3.66£44,365,374£2,965,127£41,400,248£3.43£58,292,568£5,358,944£52,933,624£4.34
    3.4.4 Targeted family support£598,019,851£127,343,575£470,676,276£40.58£592,419,572£137,330,961£455,088,611£38.78£611,124,895£153,928,284£457,196,611£38.67£664,539,991£163,180,331£501,359,660£41.91£698,943,293£161,887,076£537,056,218£44.48£756,033,524£171,502,891£584,530,633£47.95
    3.4.5 Universal family support£82,873,841£8,110,263£74,763,578£6.45£74,348,247£7,646,100£66,702,147£5.68£67,470,665£4,376,092£63,094,572£5.34£60,480,957£7,745,587£52,735,370£4.41£64,589,638£9,264,712£55,324,925£4.58£81,554,899£12,238,397£69,316,503£5.69
    3.4.6 Total Family Support Services£1,020,245,953£156,203,014£864,042,939£74.50£1,002,329,387£165,700,448£836,628,939£71.29£1,023,979,655£181,829,267£842,150,389£71.23£1,075,855,068£192,700,013£883,155,055£73.83£1,130,036,637£195,477,036£934,559,602£77.41£1,243,541,561£212,075,984£1,031,465,577£84.62
    3.5.1 Universal services for young people£260,084,552£29,806,368£230,278,184£19.85£231,574,612£31,227,657£200,346,955£17.07£182,791,140£22,033,584£160,757,556£13.60£164,723,772£20,341,010£144,382,763£12.07£148,374,146£20,346,407£128,027,740£10.60£159,054,228£16,821,951£142,232,277£11.67
    3.5.2 Targeted services for young people£300,955,840£34,035,785£266,920,055£23.01£257,942,239£33,787,975£224,154,264£19.10£233,052,175£28,841,024£204,211,151£17.27£219,745,481£31,924,808£187,820,673£15.70£226,750,629£34,170,317£192,580,312£15.95£222,888,385£37,502,010£185,386,375£15.21
    3.5.3 Total Services for young people£561,040,392£63,842,153£497,198,239£42.87£489,516,851£65,015,632£424,501,219£36.17£415,843,315£50,874,608£364,968,707£30.87£384,469,253£52,265,818£332,203,436£27.77£375,124,775£54,516,724£320,608,051£26.55£381,942,612£54,323,961£327,618,651£26.88
    3.6.1 Youth justice£303,011,645£138,688,343£164,323,302£14.17£280,655,028£125,788,061£154,866,967£13.20£261,341,757£116,054,940£145,286,817£12.29£259,974,297£113,137,668£146,836,629£12.28£263,800,730£121,092,325£142,708,405£11.82£281,700,359£130,281,083£151,419,276£12.42
    8A.1 Substance misuse services (Drugs, Alcohol and Volatile substances) (included in 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 above)£21,164,104£9,186,543£11,977,561£1.03£18,451,443£9,411,859£9,039,585£0.77£15,233,283£8,159,340£7,073,943£0.60£10,969,270£4,801,642£6,167,628£0.52£10,058,982£4,103,231£5,955,751£0.49£8,330,868£1,847,453£6,483,415£0.53
    8a.2 Teenage pregnancy services (included in 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 above)£7,709,030£1,233,083£6,475,947£0.56£6,274,521£1,398,269£4,876,252£0.42£5,246,660£1,235,575£4,011,085£0.34£4,575,797£896,538£3,679,259£0.31£3,194,862£432,162£2,762,700£0.23£2,397,402£208,425£2,188,977£0.18
    Total Children and Young Peoples Services and Youth Justice Budget (excluding CERA)£8,204,735,922£697,709,791£7,507,026,131£647.24£8,292,933,552£752,784,338£7,540,149,214£642.48£8,363,236,939£751,872,777£7,611,364,163£643.81£8,819,411,546£788,933,654£8,030,477,892£671.32£9,376,936,718£860,095,288£8,516,841,430£705.41£10,597,585,251£1,041,604,239£9,555,981,012£783.92

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    1. Before using this data, please check the methodology section for important information such as definitions, limitations and caveats.
    2. To reduce burden on local authorities during the pandemic, data on planned expenditure was not collected for the financial year 2020-21. As a result, there is a break in the time series.

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