Catherine Williams

Dear Bury 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.

Yours faithfully,

Catherine Williams

Customer Contact Team, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

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CSFOIRequests, Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Request for Information - Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)
 
Further to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act received on 10th February 2020, I am able to supply the
following information on behalf of Bury Council.
 
 
Please see link below for access to the report you seek which is also
accessible to parents:
 
[1]https://www.theburydirectory.co.uk/kb5/b...
 
 
Please note: The supply of information in response to a Freedom of
Information request does not confer an automatic right to re-use the
information.  Under UK copyright law you can use any information supplied
for the purpose of private study and non-commercial research without
requiring permission.  Similarly, information supplied can also be re-used
for the purposes of news reporting.  An exception to this is photographs.
 
For other forms of re-use, for example publishing the information, you
would need the permissions of the organisation or the person who owns the
copyright.  In the case of information produced by government departments
and agencies you can re-use the information under the Open Government
Licence.  For more information about this please see:-
 
[2]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/o...
 
If, however, the copyright is identified as belonging to somebody else,
you will need to apply for permission.  For information how to obtain
permission from a third party, please go to Intellectual Property Office’s
website at [3]www.ipo.gov.uk
 
For transparency purposes, it is now the Council's policy to advise on the
costs of dealing with each Freedom of Information request.  Please note
that to deal with this request it has cost the Council £25.00.
 
Should you have any queries regarding this, please contact me on the
number below.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lewis Codd
Apprentice Administration Officer (Information) Strategy & Commissioning |
Department for Children and Young People Bury Council | 18/20 St Mary’s
Place | Bury | BL9 0DZ
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