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Dear Derbyshire County Council,

How many Tribunals were held in 2017-2018 and what number of these won/lost?
How many tribunals were held in 2018-2019 and what number of these won/lost?
How many tribunals have been held since April 1st 2019 to present date? and won/lost?

What were the 4 main reasons for these tribunals?

How many cases did the Ombudsman deal with since 04/2017-present day regarding education and what was the ruling of each, together with the budget costs inflicted upon DCC?

How many appeals were held 2018-2019?

How many Level 2 complaints submitted and, of these, how many were upheld?

Yours faithfully,

David Clough

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Clough,

I refer to your request for Information received on 30 July 2019.

We will be dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In accordance with the legislation, the deadline for responding is 20 working days from the receipt of the request, this being 28 August 2019. However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours Sincerely,

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Access 2 Information
Derbyshire County Council
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Tony Smith (Childrens Services), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Clough,

I write further to your request for information received on 30 July 2019.

Officers dealing with your request have asked for clarification on:

((How many cases did the Ombudsman deal with since 04/2017-present day
regarding education and what was the ruling of each, together with the
budget costs inflicted upon DCC?))   What do you mean by education? If it
is schools, depending on the issue, the ombudsman does not have
jurisdiction to investigate..  We will need further clarity before we can
provide the information.  Are you wanting to know how many complaints the
ombudsman has dealt with relating to SEND?

 

How many appeals were held 2018-2019?      What do you mean by appeals? 
Is this appeals to independent review panels for school transport or
school admissions or appeals to the content of an EHCP and/or requests?

 

How many Level 2 complaints submitted and, of these, how many were
upheld?     Do you mean all stage 2s or just for a given area?  ie is this
statutory complaints or corporate complaints.

 

In accordance with s. 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the
request cannot be processed until clarification has been received. The
deadline will be calculated on receipt of clarification

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Tony Smith

Management Information Assistant – Information Governance Team |
Information & ICT | Children’s Services | Derbyshire County Council | Room
361 North Block, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG

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From: David Clough [[6]mailto:[FOI #593531 email]]

Sent: 30 July 2019 15:48

To: Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy)
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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Children's Services - Education
Tribunals

 

Dear Derbyshire County Council,

 

How many Tribunals were held in 2017-2018 and what number of these
won/lost?

How many tribunals were held in 2018-2019 and what number of these
won/lost?

How many tribunals have been held since April 1st 2019 to present date?
and won/lost?

 

What were the 4 main reasons for these tribunals?

 

((How many cases did the Ombudsman deal with since 04/2017-present day
regarding education and what was the ruling of each, together with the
budget costs inflicted upon DCC?))

 

How many appeals were held 2018-2019?

 

How many Level 2 complaints submitted and, of these, how many were upheld?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

David Clough

 

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Dear Tony Smith (Childrens Services),
For clarification as requested -

1. the complaints to the Ombudsman is for all matters relating to education for which the Ombudsman has jurisdiction. However, it would also prove useful if you can supply details of SEND separately if possible. Thank you.

2. Appeals - NOT tribunals. I am happy to get the total regardless of reason as this is a comparative study.

3. Complaints - Level 2 complaints dealt with by Children's Services relating to SEND issues.

I hope that now clarifies the points you raised regarding my request, but if not, please contact me ASAP.

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

David Clough

CS DP and FOI (Childrens Services), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Clough,

I apologise for the delay in responding to your request. In Mr Smith's absence I have been chasing up the relevant officers who are providing the information in order to respond to your questions. I'm hopeful that a response can be provided by next week.

Kind regards

Tom Mainprize | Management Information Officer | Information Governance Team | Information & ICT | Children’s Services | Derbyshire County Council | County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG |

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