Applied Behavioural Analysis Request

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Cameron North-Bates

Dear Cumbria 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

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Mr North-Bates

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

REFERENCE: FOI 2016-0243

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Applied Behavioural
Analysis, which was received on 24 February 2016.

 

The council aims to provide you with the information within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days in this case the date is 23 March 2016. 
Subject to the information not being exempt or containing any references
to third parties.

 

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Cumbria County Council, Lonsdale Building, The Courts, Carlisle, Cumbria
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Cameron North-Bates

Dear Cumbria County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cumbria County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Applied Behavioural Analysis Request'.

The response to my request has been delayed. By law, I should have had a response within 20 working days, which was the 24 April 2016.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Cameron North-Bates

Information Governance, Cumbria County Council

Dear Mr North-Bates

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

REFERENCE: FOI 2016-0243

 

Thank you for your email received 01 April 2016. This relates to the delay
in response to your request for information about Applied Behavioural
Analysis, which was received on 24 February 2016.

 

As you are dissatisfied with the way your request has been handled your
request will now be considered through the Council’s internal review
process.  The internal review will be carried out by Steve Tweedie,
Information Governance Manager.

 

The internal review stage is an opportunity to consider the request
afresh.  The way your request was handled will be considered, in the light
of all the relevant information.

 

Following the internal review the Council aims to respond within 20
working days, in this case by 29 April 2016. If for any reason we are
unable to meet that timeframe we will let you know.

 

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right to appeal to the Information Commissioner (contact details provided
below):

 

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Online: [2]ICO Complaints Form

 

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Cumbria County Council, Lonsdale Building, The Courts, Carlisle, Cumbria
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Dear Mr North-Bates

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

REFERENCE: FOI 2016-0243

 

Please see attached for a response to your request for information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

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Information Governance Team

Chief Executive’s Directorate

Cumbria County Council

Lonsdale Building · The Courts · Carlisle · Cumbria · CA3 8NA

E-mail: [2][Cumbria County Council request email]  

Fax: 01228 226706

Telephone: (01228) 221234

 

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