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Chris Hogan 
Children’s and Adults’ Services 
Interim Director Children’s Services 
Civic Centre, Lampton Road 
 
Hounslow TW3 4DN
 
 
David Reynolds 
Your contact:   Cynthia Muir 
 
Direct Line:  0208 583 4703 
E-Mail:  [email address]
 
Your ref:  
By email: request-190561-4b208213   
Our ref:  140223  Reynolds 
@whatdotheyknow.com  
Date:  23 January 2014 
 
 
 
Dear Mr Reynolds 
 
Re: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) 2000 ACT REQUEST 
 
       
I am writing regarding your request for information dated 23 December 2013.  
 
You state that 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, whose purpose 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. You 
have requested the following: 
 
1. What is your local authority currently offering for online advice and guidance for Local 
Offer? 
The legislation requires Local Authorities to publish their Local Offer when the 
legislation comes into force.  The legislation has not yet been enacted.  We are not a 
pathfinder authority and we are still in the planning stages.  The Council has 
established a working group which involves key stakeholders, including parents, to 
develop our local offer and we are working towards the implementation date of 1st 
September 2014. 
 
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. 
Planning for the implementation of the new legislation is being led by Merle Abbott, 
Head of SEN and Disability. 
 
Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
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Should you feel that I have dealt with your request for information inappropriately or 
failed to take appropriate action within a reasonable timescale please contact, by any of 
the following methods: 
 
By post to:     Jacqui McShannon 
 
           Interim Assistant Director –  
 
 
Children's Safeguarding and Specialist Services 
  London 
Borough 
of 
Hounslow 
     
 
 
Civic Centre   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Lampton 
Road 
 
       
  Hounslow 
 
        
 
 
Middlesex 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  TW3 
4DN 
 
Email:  
[email address] 
Website:        www.hounslow.gov.uk (on line complaints form available) 
 
Should you feel that we have not dealt with your appeal appropriately and remain 
dissatisfied, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner under 
Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Contact details for the Information 
Commissioner are as follows: 
 
  Information 
Commissioner's 
Office 
  Wycliffe 
House 
 
  Water 
Lane 
 
  Wilmslow 
 
  Cheshire 
 
  SK9 
5AF 
 
 
  Fax: 
01625 
524 
510 
 
  DX 

20819 
 
 
The Information Commissioner has also produced a guide "Your Right to Know: how to 
complain" 
which is available from the publications line on 08453 091091 or 
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
 
Yours sincerely 
 
Cynthia Muir 
FOI/Business Implementation Officer 

 

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