Applied Behavioural Analysis Request

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Cameron North-Bates

Dear East Sussex County Council,

Please can you tell me how many children are receiving any Applied
Behavioural Analysis (ABA) provision - whether it is provided in an
ABA/VB* home programme, in an ABA/VB primary or secondary special
school or alongside mainstream school at any age in a part-time
home/school programme. *ABA is sometimes called VB or Verbal
Behaviour.

Please can you then tell me how many of them had Applied
Behavioural Analysis due to a tribunal order and how many receive
this without a tribunal. If without a tribunal, had parents
initiated legal action but reached settlement with you for ABA
before tribunal took place?

Please can you forward me any policy documents that are associated
with the awarding of any Applied Behavioural Analysis provision and
demonstrate how the decision is made.

Finally, please can you explain your rationale for awarding Applied
Behavioural Analysis without tribunal orders. Are your criteria for
awarding ABA laid out on your SEND Local Offer page?

Yours faithfully,

Cameron North-Bates

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FOI Request ref: 6809 / Applied Behavioural Analysis provision

 

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East Sussex County Council

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W1D, County Hall

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Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

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Dear Mr North-Bates

 

FOI Request ref: 6809 / Applied Behavioural Analysis provision

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out below. Please note that any
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REQUEST

 

Please can you tell me how many children are receiving any Applied
Behavioural Analysis (ABA) provision - whether it is provided in an
ABA/VB* home programme, in an ABA/VB primary or secondary special school
or alongside mainstream school at any age in a part-time home/school
programme. *ABA is sometimes called VB or Verbal Behaviour.

    

Please can you then tell me how many of them had Applied Behavioural
Analysis due to a tribunal order and how many receive this without a
tribunal. If without a tribunal, had parents initiated legal action but
reached settlement with you for ABA before tribunal took place?

    

Please can you forward me any policy documents that are associated with
the awarding of any Applied Behavioural Analysis provision and demonstrate
how the decision is made.

    

Finally, please can you explain your rationale for awarding Applied
Behavioural Analysis without tribunal orders. Are your criteria for
awarding ABA laid out on your SEND Local Offer page?

 

RESPONSE

 

1.    East Sussex County Council fund one ABA programme (primary age).

 

2.    The above programme was directed by the SENDIS Tribunal.

 

3.    East Sussex Children’s Services do not have a specific policy
regarding awarding ABA provision. Each decision regarding provision for a
child/young person is discussed by a multi-agency panel who consider the
evidence/reports provided, the outcomes required and the provision needed
to meet those outcomes. Every decision is unique to a child’s specific
circumstances.

 

4.    Please see response to question 3.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Amilia Holland

Customer Information Adviser

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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