Hammersmith and Fulham
Hammersmith Town Hall
23 January 2014
Our reference: 627316
Thank you for your request for information which was received on 23 December 2013. Your request 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
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.
. Our response
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I can confirm that the information requested is held by Hammersmith and Fulham. 1. What is your local authority currently offering for online advice and guidance for
The current online system for providing information regarding services in the borough is the
Family Information Service Directory (http://www.fisd.lbhf.gov.uk.openobjects.com/kb5/lbhf/fisd/home.page). Ho
wever, this will
need to be amended in order to reflect the requirements of a specific Education, Health and
Care Local Offer. Work is currently underway to establish the full local offer for this area in
LBHF and we anticipate that, once compiled, a dedicated area of the C ’ website will
be used to publish the 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.
Assistant Director for Special Educational Needs and Vulnerable Children
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of this response, please contact the h&f InTouch
team, who will decide whether to refer the matter to the Council's Information Manager for
an internal review.
You can write to the h&f InTouch team at Room 229, Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street,
London W6 9JU, or email: [email address].
If you are registered for self-service,
via the Council's My Account portal, you can Click here to complete the
Y C ’ Office at:
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
Tel: 08456 306060