Applied Behavioural Analysis

Marianne Lowne made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Hertfordshire County Council,

Please can you tell me how many children are receiving any Applied
Behavioural Analysis provision.

Please can you then tell me how many of them had Applied
Behavioural Analysis due to a tribunal order and how many receive
this without a tribunal.

Please can you forward me any policy documents that are associated
with the awarding of any Applied Behavioural Analysis provision and
demonstrate how the decision is made.

Finally, please can you explain your rationale for awarding Applied
Behavioural Analysis without tribunal orders.

Yours faithfully,

Marianne Lowne

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Herts Direct,

Dear Enquirer

Your message has been received by Hertfordshire County Council
and will be dealt with as soon as possible. Our customer service
standard is to reply to you within ten working days. When we
contact you we will give you a reference number so you can track
your enquiry in case any followup is required.

Please note that if your enquiry is urgent and relates to:
• safeguarding or concerns for an adult - please call us on
0300 123 4042
• child protection or social care concerns for a child -
please call us on 0300 123 4043

This is an auto-acknowledgement message in response to the email
you have sent to Hertfordshire County Council
([email address]).

Regards

HertsDirect
Hertfordshire County Council

****Disclaimer****

The information in this message should be regarded as confidential and is
intended for the addressee only unless explicitly stated. If you have
received this message in error it must be deleted and the sender notified.
The views expressed in this message are personal and not necessarily those
of Hertfordshire County Council unless explicitly stated. Please be aware
that emails sent to or received from Hertfordshire County Council may be
intercepted and read by the council. Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with council policies or procedures or regulatory
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Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Marianne Lowne,

                       

Reference number: FOI/CSF/02/14/6685

 

Thank you for your correspondence received by this office on the 5th
February 2014 requesting the following information:

 

Please can you tell me how many children are receiving any Applied
Behavioural Analysis provision.

Please can you then tell me how many of them had Applied Behavioural
Analysis due to a tribunal order and how many receive this without a
tribunal.

Please can you forward me any policy documents that are associated with
the awarding of any Applied Behavioural Analysis provision and demonstrate
how the decision is made.

Finally, please can you explain your rationale for awarding Applied
Behavioural Analysis without tribunal orders.

 

Your request for information is being considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  We will respond to your request as quickly as
possible, and by close of 5th March 2014  at the latest. This replaces any
deadline previously given.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference number on this email.

 

 

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Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Marianne Lowne,

                       

Reference number: FOI/CSF/02/14/6685

                                        

On 5th February 2014 we received the following request for information
from you:

 

Please can you tell me how many children are receiving any Applied
Behavioural Analysis provision.

Please can you then tell me how many of them had Applied Behavioural
Analysis due to a tribunal order and how many receive this without a
tribunal.

Please can you forward me any policy documents that are associated with
the awarding of any Applied Behavioural Analysis provision and
demonstrate how the decision is made.

Finally, please can you explain your rationale for awarding Applied
Behavioural Analysis without tribunal orders.

 

 

Your request for information has been considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Hertfordshire County Council does
hold the information you have requested, and can respond as follows:

 

 

Please can you tell me how many children are receiving any Applied
Behavioural Analysis provision.

·         At present the Communication Disorders Team have 9 children who
are receiving some level of Applied Behavioural Analysis(ABA)

Please can you then tell me how many of them had Applied Behavioural
Analysis due to a tribunal order and how many receive this without a
tribunal.

·         2 children receive Applied Behaviour Analysis funded by
Hertfordshire County Council as a result of a tribunal order.  The
remaining seven children receive ABA arranged and funded by parents.

 

Please can you forward me any policy documents that are associated with
the awarding of any Applied Behavioural Analysis provision and
demonstrate how the decision is made.

·         In Hertfordshire our policy is to support young people who have
ASD or Social Communication Disorders, using a range of advice or
strategies from different approaches that meet their needs, rather than
advocating for one approach.

 

Finally, please can you explain your rationale for awarding Applied
Behavioural Analysis without tribunal orders.

 

·         As a county we do not award ABA as we do not advocate for a
single approach to supporting children and young people with ASD. If
parents choose ABA then it is their choice and as not part of the County's
policy they will be expected to fund.

As a service, advisory teachers and early years specialists, work with
families and schools, ensuring we support the child's or young people's
needs but do not deliver the specific ABA programme.

 

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference above. To find out more about Freedom of Information, please
visit [1]www.hertsdirect.org/foi

 

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complaint. You should write to: FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

 

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