EHC assessments and social care advice and information

Educational Rights Alliance (ERA) made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Kirklees Borough Council

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Educational Rights Alliance (ERA)

Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

Regulation 6 Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 sets out the advice that the Local Authority must secure as part of an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment. Part of that Regulation requires that advice and information in relation to social care is obtained during the EHC Needs Assessment.

Please advise the following with regard to EHC Needs Assessments from Sep 2014 to date, on a year by year basis. Do include new applications and transfers from Statement of SEN and LDA.

1. How many EHC Needs Assessments were carried out?

2. How many of (1) included a social care assessment?

3. How many of (2) were new to social care?

4. Where a social care assessment was NOT carried out as part of the EHC Needs Assessment for a child or young person NEW to social care, what social care advice was provided?

Yours faithfully,

Educational Rights Alliance (ERA)

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information regarding the above.

Guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office sets out the requirements for a request to be valid and says that a request must ‘state the name of the applicant and an address for correspondence’ (Section 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act).
The Guidance is available from:

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In order for your request to comply with this requirement, I would be grateful if you could provide your full name.

When we receive your name, we will deal with your request.

Regards

Information Access Team
Legal, Governance & Monitoring
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Educational Rights Alliance (ERA)

Dear Freedom Info,

Thank you. I refer to the following guidance under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act
"Recognising a request made under the Freedom of Information Act (Section 8)". no. 38:

Requests from unincorporated bodies such as campaign groups or clubs are also valid and in most cases should be accepted at face value.

Please proceed with my request.

Yours sincerely,

Educational Rights Alliance (ERA)

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I confirm receipt of your information request and that I am looking into this.

I will respond to you in due course.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team
e: [email address]

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Sir or Madam

 

FoI 16080 - EHC assessments and social care advice and information

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 16 November 2017.  This has
been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

You asked for information with regard to EHC Needs Assessments from Sep
2014 to date, on a year by year basis. Do include new applications and
transfers from Statement of SEN and LDA

 

The Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:

 

1.                   How many EHC Needs Assessments were carried out?

 

Sept 2015:  Total 363 (63 new applications + 300 Transfers)

 

Sept 2016:  Total 640 (167 new applications + 473 Transfers)

 

Sept 2017:  Total 875 (291 new applications + 584 Transfers)

 

2.                   How many of (1) included a social care assessment?

 

The Council does not hold this informtion.

 

3.                   How many of (2) were new to social care?

 

The Council does not hold this informtion.

 

4.            Where a social care assessment was NOT carried out as part
of the EHC Needs Assessment for a child or young person NEW to social
care, what social care advice was provided?

 

The Council does not hold this informtion.

 

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Information Access Team

The Democracy Service

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