Dear Blackpool Borough 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.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

B Wilson

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

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FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Sir or Madam

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST

 

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

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Good Afternoon,

 

Please find attached, our response to your FOI request.

 

Kind Regards

 

Information Governance Team

Governance and Partnership| Blackpool Council | Number One | Bickerstaffe
Square | Blackpool | FY1 3AH

 

Post to: Blackpool Council | PO Box 4 | Blackpool | FY1 1NA

T: 01253 477477

E: [1][Blackpool Council request email]

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir