Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

I write to ask you to provide me with information regarding the education and school placements given to children under 16 years of age with Special Educational Needs who have EHC plans/ statements.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like you to supply me with the information requested for the past two school years (2015/16 and 2016/17).

I would ask you to provide the information in an excel document, broken down under the following headings:

Academic Year (2015/16 and 2016/17)
Category of Need (BESD, ASD, etc.)
Name of School
Type of school - (Maintained/non-maintained/independent)
Type of placement - (Day or 38 week placement)
Cost of placement per year

I would be grateful if you could send your response in csv. or Excel format within the 20 day reply period.

Yours faithfully,

Lily Kerrigan

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Ms Kerrigan
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 419382
Thank you for your recent request. Your request is being considered and
you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working
days, subject to the application of any
exemptions/exceptions. Where consideration is being given to
exemptions/exceptions, the 20 working day timescale may be extended to a
period considered reasonable depending on the nature and circumstances of
your request. In such cases you will be notified and, where possible, a
revised time-scale will be indicated. In all cases we shall attempt to
deal with your request at the earliest opportunity.
There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information requested where the request exceeds the statutory limit or
where disbursements exceed £10. In such cases you will be informed in
writing and your request will be suspended until we receive payment from
you or your request is modified and/or reduced.
Your request may require either full or partial transfer to another public
authority. You will be informed if your request is transferred. If we are
unable to provide you with the information requested we will notify you of
this together with the reason(s) why and details of how you may appeal (if
appropriate). Please note that the directorate team may contact you for
further information where we believe that the request is not significantly
clear for us to respond fully.
Kind Regards,
Corporate Complaints and Casework Team

Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Lewisham Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Education information'.

I have had no response from you and the 20 day response period has lapsed.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Lily Kerrigan

Elizabeth Ajala, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Ms Kerrigan

Further to my email to you and to provide you with an update,  I am
awaiting feedback on the information that has been supplied
to me before the final response can be sent to you. Please be assured
that I am working on getting this verified as quickly as I can.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Kind regards

Elizabeth Ajala
Complaints and Access to Records Officer

Dear Elizabeth Ajala,

Please can you supply me with the requested information as my request is long overdue. If I do not hear from you I will be forced to escalate my complaint.

Yours sincerely,

Lily Kerrigan

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