Surrey County Council
[FOI #190523 email]
The Runnymede Centre
Tel 0208 213 2597
7 January 2014
Dear Mr. Cohen,
RE: YOUR REQUEST 10178 UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on the 23 December 2013.
Please find our response below. 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
Please provide answers to the following questions
1. What is your local authority currently offering for online advice and
guidance for Local Offer?
Under the Act, we are not required to provide information which is already
reasonably accessible to you. The information you requested is available at the
following link http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/learning/special-educational-needs-and-
2. What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer within
your Local Authority
Jane Barker, Joint Head of Additional and Special Education Needs.
We supply this information based on your original request. Please do not hesitate to contact
me at the above address if you have any queries regarding the information enclosed.
Remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
If you are unhappy with the handling of your request for information and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, in the first instance you should contact the
County Council, quoting your request number given above, at:
Freedom of Information Officer
Surrey County Council
Kingston Upon Thames
[Surrey County Council request email]
If you are not satisfied by the County Councilâ€™s response to your complaint, you have the
right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information
Commissioner will normally expect you to have exhausted our complaints procedure. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissionerâ€™s Office
Information Governance Officer
Childrenâ€™s Information Governance