Decision details

Alternative Provision Strategy 2023-2026

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


This report provides an update on the development and the use of alternative provision in Lancashire. In October 2020, Cabinet approved the current Alternative Provision Strategy 2020 to 2024.


In March 2023, the Department for Education published the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Alternative Provision Improvement Plan. This publication was the government's response to the public consultation on the SEND Green Paper; Right Support, Right Place, Right Time consultation, which took place in 2022. There has also been increased demand for alternative provision in Lancashire. The Alternative Provision Strategy 2020 to 2024 was subsequently reviewed in light of these developments to create the new Alternative Provision Strategy 2023 to 2026.


The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Corporate Priorities : Supporting economic growth;

Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Contact: Dr Sally Richardson Email:

Date of decision: 07/09/2023

Effective from: 13/09/2023