Customer Relations Team
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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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
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
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.
Judith Harwood Assistant Director for Education, Learning & Families
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
Please provide answers to the following questions;
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.
What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer within your
A2. Jo Siney, Integrated Services Disability Manager, is the named lead for
SEND development work.