Applied Behavioural Analysis Request

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Cameron North-Bates

Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff 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

Gummer, Claire,

Dear Mr North-Bates

Thank you for your request for information which is receiving attention.

We are looking into this matter and shall contact you again in due course.

Yours sincerely

Claire

Claire Gummer
Corporate Governance Team
Legal & Democratic Services
Rhondda Cynon Taff C.B.C.
The Pavilions
Cambrian Park
Clydach Vale
Tonypandy
CF40 2XX

Tel: (01443) 424111
Fax: (01443) 424114
Email: [email address]

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Cameron North-Bates

Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

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

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

The response to my request has been delayed. By law, I should have received an answer by the 24 April 2016. Please provide me with an answer to my request and an explanation for the delay.

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

Llewellyn, Julie A,

THIS E-MAIL IS SENT ON BEHALF OF CHRISTOPHER JONES - SERVICE DIRECTOR,
LEGAL & DEMOCRATIC SERVICES

Dear Mr North-Bates

I refer to your email requesting an internal review of a freedom of
information request that you submitted in relation to Applied Behavioural
Analysis (ABA) provision.

As the Service Director - Legal and Democratic Services it falls to me to
consider such appeals.

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the delay in responding to your
request. It is always the Authority's intention to comply with the
statutory timescales and provide the Authority's response within the 20
day working day period and regrettably, on this occasion, we fell short of
this target.

I have now discussed the case with relevant officers and my responses to
your queries are as follows:-

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.

The Local Authority does not fund ABA provision at school or at home for
any pupils. There is one pupil who attends an ABA clinic through parental
choice and is not a flexi-school arrangement.

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?

No information held.

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.

The Local Authority does not have a specific policy or guidance on ABA.

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?

The Local Authority does not have criteria for awarding ABA.

I trust this confirms the Authority’s position.

If you still remain dissatisfied, you have a right of appeal against this
decision. The contact details of the Information Commissioner are as
follows:

Information Commissioner's Office - Wales 2nd Floor Churchill House
Churchill Way Cardiff
CF10 2HH

Tel: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 0292 067 8399
Email: [1][email address]
Website: [2]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Christopher Jones
Service Director Legal and Democratic Services

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