Contact: Dawn Wilson
Email: [email address]
Date: 30 December 2013
Dear Mark Harwood
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 23 December 2013 for information about
work on the “Local Offer”. Please find below Doncaster Council’s responses to the questions you
As part of the Government Green paper (Support and Aspiration) the government has outlined a
new approach to special educational needs and disability. As part of this initiative the government
requires all local authorities in England to set out a Local Offer. The purpose of the Local Offer is to
enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available to them in their
area and how to access them. Please provide answers to the following questions
What is your local authority currently offering for online advice and guidance for Local Offer?
It is the intention to build the online advice and guidance element of the Local Offer around the
existing Family Information Services webpages relating the Special Educational Needs and
What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer within your Local Authority?
Please also provide their job title.
Michael McGuigan (Commissioning Manager, Disabilities) is the Chair of the multi-agency group
taking forward the Local Offer. This group includes representatives from the Local Authority,
Parents’ Forum, voluntary sector groups, health colleagues and special schools.
I hope that this information is useful to you. Reviewing any decisions made:
You can ask us to review any decisions made about your request. You do this by writing to
Freedom of Information Manager,
e-mail: [email address]
You can apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision about our compliance or otherwise
with the Freedom of Information legislation. Please contact the Commissioner for details on how to
do this - telephone 01625 545700, address: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Internet: http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/
Yours sincerely, Dawn Wilson Communications Officer
Children and Young People’s Service