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Dear Devon County Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act:

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 the 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!

Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox, Devon County Council

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Information Request: 04027

 

I received your request on 08 July 2013 for information which may be held
by Devon County Council regarding direct payments and personal budgets.

 

You are entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to be informed
whether or not the information you have requested is held by Devon County
Council and if so to be given access to that information within 20 working
days (subject to any exemptions).

 

You should expect to receive a response to your request by 05 August 2013.

 

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Eden

Information Governance Support Officer

Devon County Council

Customer Relations and Information Governance Team

Room 120

County Hall

Topsham Road

Exeter

EX2 4QD

Tel: 01392 38 3000 – ask for Rebecca Eden

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have been disclosed in response to a prior request.

 

 

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Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox, Devon County Council

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Dear Measure Up!

Information Request 04027

I write further to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 received on the 6^th July 2013.

In reply to your enquiry please find Devon County Council's response
attached.

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely

Sarah da Silva

Information Governance Officer

Customer Relations and Information Governance Team

Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD

01392 383000

 

Please note that Devon County Council now publishes most Freedom of
Information and Environmental Information Regulations request responses on
its publication scheme. Details of previous responses are available at
[1]http://www.devon.gov.uk/disclosurelogs-s.... The council requests
that members of the public make use of its disclosure log search facility
before making a Freedom of Information or Environmental Information
Regulations request, as it is possible that the information sought, may
have been disclosed in response to a prior request.

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handled, please write to Devon County Council’s Freedom of Information
Office, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Details about our
Access to Information complaints procedure can be found at
[2]http://www.devon.gov.uk/complaintshandling. If your complaint is not
resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to refer the
matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

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