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Dear Nottinghamshire County Council,

1.Please provide a copy of your policy regarding the trialling of SEN Direct Payments and personal budgets.

2. Please confirm whether all parents/carers issued with a new or amended statement since January 2012 have been informed about their right to apply for a Direct Payment for SEN provision under the Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012. How has this information been provided? Please provide a copy of any standard leaflet or letter issued together with confirmation of date of issue.

3. Please confirm the number of parents/carers who are receiving SEN Direct Payments and what those Direct Payments relate to.

4. Please confirm whether any of these SEN Direct Payments could be provided outside the Pathfinder project, e.g. payments under Part 6 of a statement for transport.

5. Please provide a copy of your policy for considering requests for direct payments for SEN provision. If you do not have a policy, please confirm whether there are any limits placed on direct payments applications, e.g. they will not be provided if the LA has a block contract or there is a financial limit. Please confirm whether these criteria are communicated to parents and provide a copy of that document .

6. Please confirm your arrangements for reviewing appeals against a refusal of a request for SEN Direct Payments. Please provide a copy of any policy and any leaflet/letter issued to parents explaining this.

7. Please confirm what information is provided to parents/carers about the trialling of personal budgets. Please provide a copy of any leaflet or letter issued.

8. Please confirm how many parents/carers are receiving a personal budget within the auspices of the Pathfinder project?

9. Please confirm how parents/carers in receipt of SEN Direct Payments/ personal budgets obtained the information to make an application. For example, were they:

(a) sent the information with a new or amended statement
(b) recruited as part of a specific pilot
(c) neither (a )or (b), the family approached the LA having heard about SEN Direct Payments/personal budgets from other sources

10. Please provide a copy of your local offer.

Yours faithfully,

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Dear Nottinghamshire County Council,

1.Please provide a copy of your policy regarding the trialling of SEN
Direct Payments and personal budgets.

2. Please confirm whether all parents/carers issued with a new or amended
statement since January 2012 have been informed about their right to apply
for a Direct Payment for SEN provision under the Special Educational Needs
(Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012. How has this information been
provided? Please provide a copy of any standard leaflet or letter issued
together with confirmation of date of issue.

3. Please confirm the number of parents/carers who are receiving SEN Direct
Payments and what those Direct Payments relate to.

4. Please confirm whether any of these SEN Direct Payments could be
provided outside the Pathfinder project, e.g. payments under Part 6 of a
statement for transport.

5. Please provide a copy of your policy for considering requests for direct
payments for SEN provision. If you do not have a policy, please confirm
whether there are any limits placed on direct payments applications, e.g.
they will not be provided if the LA has a block contract or there is a
financial limit. Please confirm whether these criteria are communicated to
parents and provide a copy of that document .

6. Please confirm your arrangements for reviewing appeals against a refusal
of a request for SEN Direct Payments. Please provide a copy of any policy
and any leaflet/letter issued to parents explaining this.

7. Please confirm what information is provided to parents/carers about the
trialling of personal budgets. Please provide a copy of any leaflet or
letter issued.

8. Please confirm how many parents/carers are receiving a personal budget
within the auspices of the Pathfinder project?

9. Please confirm how parents/carers in receipt of SEN Direct Payments/
personal budgets obtained the information to make an application. For
example, were they:

(a) sent the information with a new or amended statement
(b) recruited as part of a specific pilot
(c) neither (a )or (b), the family approached the LA having heard about SEN
Direct Payments/personal budgets from other sources

10. Please provide a copy of your local offer.

Yours faithfully,

Measure Up!

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information about "Direct payments &
personal budgets". Your request was received on 08 July 2013 and I am
dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before I will proceed to deal with your request.

 

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days, due
date 05 August 2013, unless the Council does not hold the information or
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Information Commissioner's Office
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SK9 5AF 
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
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Yours Sincerely

 

 

Complaints & Information Team

Policy Planning & Corporate Services Department

County Hall

West Bridgford

NG2 7QP

Tel 0115 97 72788

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Paula Laws

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Complaints & Information Team

Policy Planning & Corporate Services Department

County Hall

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NG2 7QP

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