Please ask for:
0116 454 1300
FOI Ref: 4759
9th January 2014
[FOI #190514 email]
Dear Mr Smith
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
Your request for information has now been considered and the Council’s
response to your questions is shown below. You asked:
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
1. What is your local authority currently offering for online advice and
guidance for Local Offer?
2. What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer
within your Local Authority? Please also provide their job title.
The job title in question is: Project Officer for the Pathfinder work in Leicester
City. However, we are withholding the staff name as we consider junior
members of staff names exempt from release under section 40(2) of the Act
(personal data). Therefore, this constitutes a refusal notice under section 17
of the Freedom of information Act 2000.
The legislation allows you to use the information supplied for your own
personal use. Please be aware that any commercial or other use, for example
publication, sale, or redistribution may be a breach of copyright under the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended unless you obtain the
copyright holder's prior permission.
Not all the information that is supplied which is covered by copyright will be
the Council's copyright, for example it may be the copyright of a government
department or another Council. You should seek either the Council’s consent
or their consent as appropriate. The Council is willing to advise you of any
such potential issues on request. In order to make a request to re-use the
information please contact the Information Governance Manager using the
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please write to: Information Governance Manager Information and Support Leicester City Council
FREEPOST (LE985/33) New Walk Centre LEICESTER LE1 6ZG
Your request for internal review should be submitted to the above address
within 40 (forty) working days of receipt by you of this response. Any such
request received after this time will only be considered at the Council’s
You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office
Wilmslow SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Please be aware that the Information Commissioner does not normally
consider appeals or complaints until the internal appeals and complaints
processes of the public authority which is answering the request have been
exhausted. You are therefore advised to complain or appeal to the
Information Governance Manager before contacting the Commissioner.
Information Governance Manager