EHC needs assessment related templates

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Dear Reading Borough Council,

The Education Health and Care assessment process involves the local authority (SEN department) asking for and securing advice and information from agencies on the child or young person's needs and what provision may be required to meet those needs and outcomes. Paragraph 9.49 of the SEN Code of Practice explains what advice and information must be sought and who from. Agencies must respond within 6 weeks of the request.

1. Please provide a blank request form template or templates used for requesting advice and information from agencies as part of the EHC assessment process.
2. Please provide a copy of service agreements with agencies. If these cannot be disclosed in whole, I would like to see the information on any recommended phrasing for EHCP assessment reports where requested by the local authority: these may include assessments from educational psychology, social care, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, CAMHS etc. This is not an exhaustive list.

Please contact me if you require any clarification.

Yours faithfully,

A McColl

FOI, CRT, Reading Borough Council

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Dear A McColl

 

Thank you for your request for information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act (2000).  In accordance with the Act, you can
expect to receive a formal response to your enquiry by the 5 September
2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mr N Bullough

Senior Customer Relations Officer

Customer Relations Team| Directorate of Resources

Civic Office

Bridge Street

Reading Borough Council

RG1 2LU

0118 937 2726 (Internal ext 72726)

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Dear A McColl

 

I apologise for the delay in responding to your request. This is being
worked on and chased up.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mr N Bullough

Senior Customer Relations Officer

Customer Relations Team| Directorate of Resources

Civic Office

Bridge Street

Reading Borough Council

RG1 2LU

0118 937 2726 (Internal ext 72726)

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From: Bullough, Neil On Behalf Of FOI, CRT
Sent: 09 August 2018 09:20
To: '[FOI #508022 email]'
Subject: RE: New FOI request - A McColl 950

 

Dear A McColl

 

Thank you for your request for information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act (2000).  In accordance with the Act, you can
expect to receive a formal response to your enquiry by the 5 September
2018.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mr N Bullough

Senior Customer Relations Officer

Customer Relations Team| Directorate of Resources

Civic Office

Bridge Street

Reading Borough Council

RG1 2LU

0118 937 2726 (Internal ext 72726)

[6]Website | [7]Facebook | [8]Twitter | [9]YouTube

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Dear Reading Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Reading Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'EHC needs assessment related templates'.

I'm still waiting for the response. It was due 5th September, 2018.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

A McColl

Smith, Sarah, Reading Borough Council

Dear Sirs,

I acknowledge receipt of your request for an internal review as a result of the Council not providing you with a response to your Freedom of Information request by the deadline of 5th September.

I will look into this matter and provide you with the outcome of the internal review by 12th October.

Yours faithfully

Sarah Smith
Information Officer
Legal Services, Directorate of Resources

Reading Borough Council
Floor 2
Civic Offices
Bridge Street
Reading RG1 2LU
0118 937 2289 (72289 internal extension)
[email address]
Days of work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your request for information under the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act (2000).  I sincerely apologise for the delay in
providing you with our response to your enquiry, and for any inconvenience
this delay may have caused you.  If you wish to continue with the request
for an Internal Review which you raised with our Legal Services team,
please let me know.  Our response is as follows:

 

1. Please provide a blank request form template or templates used for
requesting advice and information from agencies as part of the EHC
assessment process.

 

Please see the documents attached.

 

2. Please provide a copy of service agreements with agencies.

 

We are not aware that Reading Borough Council has service agreements with
agencies.  The Council expects agencies such as Health providers, social
care, etc. to follow the Children and Families legislation and the Code of
Practice, which outlines the statutory responsibilities for agencies such
as Health, social care and education providers to work together to support
children and young people under assessments. Reading Borough Council does
not provide assessment report templates.

 

Where the Council commissions a particular service, we will agree on
Commissioning arrangements.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you for your own personal
purposes or for non-commercial research, private study or news reporting.
However, you do not have the right to re-use the information in a way
which infringes copyright, for example, by distributing, making copies of
or publishing the information, without the permission of the copyright
holder, which in most cases will be Reading Borough Council. If you wish
to obtain permission for such use, please contact Mr C Brooks, Head of
Legal and Democratic Services, at Reading Borough Council.

 

Please note that your request may itself be the subject of a FOI request
and will be disclosed in that event.

 

If you are unhappy with this response to your request for information
under the Freedom of Information Act then you may ask for an internal
review.  Please make a request in writing to Mr C Brooks, Head of Legal
and Democratic Services, at Reading Borough Council.  If you request such
a review and are not content with its outcome, then you have a right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

Martyn Tarry

Senior Customer Relations Officer

Customer Relations Team | Directorate of Resources

 

Reading Borough Council

Level 1, Civic Offices, Reading, RG1 2LU

 

Team Line: 0118 937 2905 (72905 internal)

Direct Line: 0118 937 2565 (72565 internal)

 

Team E-mail: [1][email address]

Direct E-mail: [2][email address]

 

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