Education information

Lily Kerrigan made this Freedom of Information request to Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

Please can you provide me with details of the current independent specialist SEN schools that you place young people 16 years of age and under within?
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 (SEMH, ASD, etc.)
Name of School
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

Administrator, Argyll and Bute Council

Dear Lily Kerrigan

Request for information: Specialist SEN Placements

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2018-07-02

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.


FOI Officer

Harper, Suzanne, Argyll and Bute Council

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Classification: OFFICIAL

Dear Ms Kerrigan


Request for information: Specialist SEN Placements

Reference: argyllbuteir:8602


I refer to your request for information, which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).


I have attached an Excel spreadsheet in fulfilment of your request.  I
have been advised by our Finance department that they have provided
information for the last two financial years and not academic years as
this is the way in which this information is held.  Furthermore, the
financial data does not include the dates of birth of the young people,
therefore they haven’t been able to limit the information to those 16
years and below.  As such, I must partially apply the Section 17 exemption
(information not held).


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Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [1][Argyll and Bute Council request email].


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Yours sincerely



Suzanne Harper

Admin Officer

Argyll and Bute Council

Community Services: Education

Argyll House, Alexandra Parade, Dunoon, PA23 8AJ


Email: [4][email address]

Tel: 01369 708527


(Work Pattern: Monday - Friday 09:00-12:30, during school term time)





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