Dear Wakefield City Council,
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request regarding your early years sufficiency reporting.
According to the DfE’s Early education and childcare Statutory guidance for local authorities, in accordance to the Childcare Act 2006 and the Childcare Act 2016, LAs are required by legislation to secure sufficient childcare, so far as is “reasonably practicable, for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged 0-14 (or up to 18 for disabled children)”.
As part of this they should also encourage providers to take a sustainable business approach to planning and signpost providers to resources which can support them.
Local Authorities are requested to report annually to elected council members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare. LA’s are also obliged to make this data available and accessible to parents.
Therefore, I would like to request your most recent evidence of this reporting, and where parents are able to access this.
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Wakefield Council, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW
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Dear B Wilson,
Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information
I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
Please find the response to your request below.
The Childcare Sufficiency Assessment for 2019 is available to view
publicly on the Council’s website (a link is provided below). We are
currently collecting the data for 2020 and this will be published in due
I trust that this information is satisfactory for your purposes, but
please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.
Senior Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
Legal and Governance
Tel: 01924 306112
E-mail: [Wakefield City Council request email]
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