Council spending on specialist traveller educational support services

Basia Cummings made this Freedom of Information request to Stoke on Trent City Council as part of a batch sent to 152 authorities

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To whom it may concern,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I would like to know how much the council's focus on specialist educational support services for gypsy and traveller children has changed over the past 10 years.

As such, could the following information please be made available:

a) The amount of money the council has spent on specialist educational support services for gypsy and traveller children for the years 2008, 2009 , 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jasmin Gray

FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Ms Gray

 

Your request for information ref. SOT71326

 

Thank you for your requests for information about special educational
needs support for gypsy and traveller children.

 

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FOI, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Ms Gray

 

Your request for information ref. SOT71326 about numbers of staff employed
and expenditure on SEN support services for gypsy/traveller children
between 2008 and 2018.

 

We have now considered your request and a copy of the information is
enclosed below.

 

The information supplied may be used for domestic or journalistic
purposes.  Its use for commercial gain including issuing to the public,
social media or computer blogs may be subject to the issue of a licence
under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.

 

a)    The amount of money the council has spent on specialist educational
support services for gypsy and traveller children for the years 2008, 2009
, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Response: We do not hold this information in the format requested. We do
not have a separate budget/spend for these services and they form part of
a wider spend.

b) The number of people employed or contracted by the council to provide
specialist educational support services for gypsy and traveller children
for the years 2008, 2009 , 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
2018.

Response: We do not have a specific role/someone employed/contracted by
the council to provide specialist educational support services for gypsy
and traveller children. This is incorporated into a wider role profile.

 

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ST4 1HH, or email [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Information Rights Team

 

Information Rights

City of Stoke-on-Trent

Floor 2  Civic Centre  Glebe Street  Stoke-on-Trent  ST4 1HH

T: 01782 232853, 01782 233020, 01782 233732, 01782 235965

E: [5][Stoke on Trent City Council request email]

 

Request
To whom it may concern,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to
which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In order to
assist you with this request, I am outlining my enquiry as specifically as
possible. If however this request is too wide or unclear, I would be
grateful if you would contact me as I understand that under the Act, you
are required to advise and assist requesters.

I would like to know how much the council's focus on specialist
educational support services for gypsy and traveller children has changed
over the past 10 years.

As such, could the following information please be made available:

a) The amount of money the council has spent on specialist educational
support services for gypsy and traveller children for the years 2008, 2009
, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

b) The number of people employed or contracted by the council to provide
specialist educational support services for gypsy and traveller children
for the years 2008, 2009 , 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,
2018.

I understand that under the Act, I should be entitled to a response within
20 working days. I would be grateful if you would confirm in writing that
you have received this request. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jasmin Gray

 

 

 
There’s so much to see and do across the city this summer. [6]Click
here for more information about what’s on offer .

Keep up-to-date with events in the city, job vacancies, news from the city
council and details about services which can help you by signing up to our
email updates at [7]www.stoke.gov.uk/stayconnected

Save time, go online; pay your council tax, manage your benefits, book a
housing repair and report a pothole at a time and place that’s convenient
for you at www.stoke.gov.uk 

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