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SFVS guidance

Last updated on 29 August 2023

SFVS return

The SFVS return is a mandatory annual requirement from the Department for Education (DfE). The deadline for the submission of this to the Local Authority is 29th March 2024.

To ensure that you comply with the DfE requirements please ensure that you submit your completed SFVS return to SIAS ( in word format, by the above date. We will continue to post any further updates on the Grid and via Bulletins should any further changes be announced.

SFVS requirements

The SFVS process is outlined across the three pages below:

SFVS returns process

SFVS timetable

Extra information

Please contact if you have any questions regarding the SFVS return.

Last updated on 29 August 2023