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Educational Rights Alliance (ERA)

Dear Wakefield City Council,

Regulation 6 Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 sets out the advice that the Local Authority must secure as part of an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment. Part of that Regulation requires that advice and information in relation to social care is obtained during the EHC Needs Assessment.

Please advise the following with regard to EHC Needs Assessments from Sep 2014 to date, on a year by year basis. Do include new applications and transfers from Statement of SEN and LDA.

1. How many EHC Needs Assessments were carried out?

2. How many of (1) included a social care assessment?

3. How many of (2) were new to social care?

4. Where a social care assessment was NOT carried out as part of the EHC Needs Assessment for a child or young person NEW to social care, what social care advice was provided?

Yours faithfully,

Educational Rights Alliance (ERA)

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Educational Rights Alliance,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which we received on 16 October 2017. It is our intention to have the response delivered to you by 13 November 2017.

I would like to inform you that all requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 might be subject to exemption(s), which the Authority is entitled to apply to refuse the request.

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked Private & Confidential and sent to the Senior Information Governance Officer, Information Management Team, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW or e-mailed to [Wakefield City Council request email].

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team,
City Solicitor’s Office.
Wakefield MDC, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW
Email: [Wakefield City Council request email]
Tel: 01924 306112

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

 
Dear Educational Rights Alliance,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information
 
I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
 
Please find the response to your request below.
 
1.            How many EHC Needs Assessments were carried out?
 

Academic Year No. of new EHC No. of transfers from
Assessments Statements/LDA's to EHCP's
2016-17 291 447
2015-16 233 571
2014-15 134 435
2013-14 179 0

 
 2.            How many of (1) included a social care assessment?
 
This information is not recorded.
 
3.            How many of (2) were new to social care?
 
This information is not recorded.
 
4.            Where a social care assessment was NOT carried out as part
of the EHC Needs Assessment for a child or young person NEW to social
care, what social care advice was provided?
 
Social care advice is provided where a child /young person is understood
to have social care needs that require inclusion into an EHC Plan. 
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Senior Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
City Solicitor’s Office
Wakefield MDC
Tel: 01924 306112
E-mail: [Wakefield City Council request email]
 

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