Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I’d like to make a request regarding your early years sufficiency reporting.
According to the DfE’s Early education and childcare Statutory guidance for local authorities, in accordance to the Childcare Act 2006 and the Childcare Act 2016, LAs are required by legislation to secure sufficient childcare, so far as is “reasonably practicable, for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged 0-14 (or up to 18 for disabled children)”.
As part of this they should also encourage providers to take a sustainable business approach to planning and signpost providers to resources which can support them.
Local Authorities are requested to report annually to elected council members on how they are meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare. LA’s are also obliged to make this data available and accessible to parents.
Therefore, I would like to request your most recent evidence of this reporting, and where parents are able to access this.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Dear B Wilson
We acknowledge with thanks your request for information held by Bolton
Council received at this office on 10 February 2020.
This request will be considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and may take up to 20 working days to be processed (although we will
endeavour to provide the information as quickly as possible).
Please be advised that if an exemption applies to the information that you
have requested, the statutory period may be exceeded in accordance with
the provisions of the act.
Please retain the reference number RFI 005090 for any future enquiries
regarding this matter.
The Information Governance Team
1^st Floor, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU
This e-mail and any attached files are confidential and may also be
legally privileged. They are intended solely for the intended addressee.
If you are not the addressee please e-mail it back to the sender and then
immediately, permanently delete it. Do not read, print, re-transmit, store
or act in reliance on it. This e-mail may be monitored by Bolton Council
in accordance with current regulations.
This footnote also confirms that this e-mail message has been swept for
the presence of computer viruses currently known to Bolton Council.
However, the recipient is responsible for virus-checking before opening
this message and any attachment.
Unless expressly stated to the contrary, any views expressed in this
message are those of the individual sender and may not necessarily reflect
the views of Bolton Council.
We work to defend the right to FOI for everyone
Help us protect your right to hold public authorities to account. Donate and support our work.Donate Now