Allocation of Discretionary Nursery Funding (council nurseries vs private partners)

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Aberdeen City Council fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please accept this email as a Freedom of Information request.

In relation to the data provided in the Council’s response to my Dec 2018 FoI request regarding discretionary deferral rates, please could you provide the total number of discretionary funded places for each year from 2013-2014 to 2018-2019 inclusive which were funded at:

a) one of the Council’s own nurseries (early learning and childcare centres)
b) a private or voluntary partnership provider

Yours faithfully,

Patricia Anderson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Anderson,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-19-0276.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 18
February 2019

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 18 March 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad

Access to Information Officer

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3^rd Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
confidential, protected by copyright and may be privileged. The
information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
delete the received email and do not make use of, disclose or copy it.
Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that our emails are free
from viruses, we cannot be responsible for any viruses transmitted with
this email and recommend that you subject any incoming email to your own
virus checking procedures. Unless related to Council business, the
opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
say otherwise in this email or its attachments, neither this email nor its
attachments create, form part of or vary any contractual or unilateral
obligation. Aberdeen City Council's incoming and outgoing email is subject
to regular monitoring.

References

Visible links
2. http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Anderson,

 

Thank you for your information request of 18 February 2019. Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

please could you provide the total number of discretionary funded places
for each year from 2013-2014 to 2018-2019 inclusive which were funded at:

 

a) one of the Council’s own nurseries (early learning and childcare
centres)

b) a private or voluntary partnership provider

 

Data on the number of successful Primary School Deferral applications
(discretionary (deferred) ELC funded places) from 2013 -2018.

 

Total               a) ACC                        b) Funded provider

2013-14               47                   
36                                11 (mainly Private Independent schools)

2014-15               16                   
15                                1

2015-16               31                   
28                                3

2016-17               31                    No data available (due to
change in IT)

2017-18               30                   
28                                2

2018-19               16                   
15                                1

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on the total number of
discretionary funded places in 2016-17 as it is not held by ACC.  In order
to comply with its obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the FOISA,
ACC hereby gives notice that this information is not held by it. 

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Access to Information Officer

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

 

Grant Webster |Access to Information Officer

Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback
|Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 17,  3^rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen
| AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[1]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
confidential, protected by copyright and may be privileged. The
information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
delete the received email and do not make use of, disclose or copy it.
Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that our emails are free
from viruses, we cannot be responsible for any viruses transmitted with
this email and recommend that you subject any incoming email to your own
virus checking procedures. Unless related to Council business, the
opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
say otherwise in this email or its attachments, neither this email nor its
attachments create, form part of or vary any contractual or unilateral
obligation. Aberdeen City Council's incoming and outgoing email is subject
to regular monitoring.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/

Patricia Anderson

Dear Foi Enquiries,

Thank you for your FoI response. However, the numbers of discretionary deferrals provided are inconsistent with the numbers provided by your response on 11/1/19 to my 10/12/18 request which can be seen here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

For example, in your 11/1/19 response you stated that the Council granted funding for 28 so called "discretionary deferrals" whereas in your response above the total is 30.

Could all years for which data is provided be looked into again?

Yours sincerely,

Patricia Anderson