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Customer Relations Team 
Ryan Owen 
Customer Services 
[email address] 
 
 
Plymouth City Council 
 
Civic Centre 
Plymouth  PL1 2AA 
 
T 01752 398291 
F 01752 307494 
E [email address] 
www.plymouth.gov.uk 
 
 
 
Please ask for: the Information Access Officer 
 
Date:  15 January 2014 
My Ref:  853587 
 
Your Ref:  [email address] 
 
 
Dear Mr Owen, 
 
Freedom of Information Request – Online Advice and Guidance for Local Offer  
 
I am writing further to the Council’s previous correspondence dated 23 December 2013 
regarding your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  
 
I am pleased to inform you that the Council does hold the information that you have 
requested and I attach our response.  Please note that the information supplied can mostly 
be re-used in accordance with the Open Government Licence. The council should be 
acknowledged as the source of the information, but copyright is maintained for all 
photographs and third party contributions to the information supplied. For further details 
see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open%2Dgovernment%2Dlicence/. 
 
If you wish to discuss this letter or the information provided please contact the Information 
Access Officer on the direct line telephone number or email address above. If you are 
unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled you can request a 
review by writing to the Information Access Officer stating the reason for your 
dissatisfaction. 
 
Information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found on the Information 
Commissioners Office website: http://www.ico.gov.uk. Plymouth City Council also has 
information available on our website: 
http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/councilanddemocracy/information.htm. 
 
Yours sincerely,  
 
 
Judith Harwood 
Assistant Director for Education, Learning & Families 
 



Customer Services 
 
Freedom of Information Request 853587
 
Received 23 December 2013 
 
 
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; 
 
Q1. 
What is your local authority currently offering for online advice and guidance  
 
for Local Offer? 
A1.  Plymouth are working with young people, families and partners to develop 
a framework for the Local Offer.  This will be achieved and published by 
September 2014.  Information will be available online.  This forms part of 
our SEND Strategy development work. 

 
Q2. 
What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer within your   
 
Local Authority? 
A2.  Jo Siney, Integrated Services Disability Manager, is the named lead for 
SEND development work.