7th Floor, Merton House,
Bootle, L20 3UU.
Date: 16th January 2014
Mr Robins [mailto:request-190494-
Our Ref: FOI 1657/001/CL
Please contact: Catherine Larkin
Contact Number: 0151 934 3286
Fax No: 0151 934 3755
Email: cs_[Sefton Borough Council request email]
Dear Mr Robins
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST
I write with reference to your recent request for information. Please see below a copy of your
request (in Italic) and the respective responses: 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
We do not hold a copy of a “local offer” document to supply to you. However, we do publish
information about the support available for pupils with SEN on the Council’s websites as do
schools and other partner agencies.
Please see the link below to the “Special education needs” section of the Council website:
What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer within your Local
Section 17 (7) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act states that public authorities must provide
applicants with particulars of how they may complain about the handling of their request for
information should they wish to. Any such complaint should be directed to the Data & Information
Management, Governance and Security Officer, 7th Floor, Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle,
L20 3UU. Should you choose to request a review of the decision taken and are dissatisfied
following the authority’s review, you are entitled under section 17 (7) (b) of the Act to apply to the
Information Commissioner for a decision notice.
Further information can be found at:-
Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Yours sincerely Catherine Larkin
Data & Information Management, Operational Performance Officer