Dear Solihull Metropolitan 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 Information Governance Team,

Information request
Our reference: 3706397
 

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 6 August
2018, the details of which are given below:
 
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.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000  and we aim to send a response by 4 September 2018.
 
In some cases, a fee may be payable.  If we decide a fee is payable, we
will send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000  may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions  apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate). 
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Andy Shipway
Corporate Information Governance Manager
Information Governance Team
Solihull Council

Tel: 0121 704 6251
[1]www.solihull.gov.uk
 
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FOI Information Governance Team,

Information request
Our reference: 3706397
 

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Dear ‎Sir/Madam‏
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request about the Education Health
and Care assessment process. This is because we need further details from
you in order to identify and locate the information.
 
In Question 2 - you ask for the following: "Please provide a copy of
service agreements with agencies." 
 
Can you please clarify what you mean here as we are are not sure what is
being asked for. We do not have service agreements for other agencies but
request that advice should be returned within 6 weeks in line with the
EHCP code of practice. If you can provide some further context about what
you are after that would be helpful.
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 04/09/2018.
 
If I do not hear from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it
that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request
closed. 
 
If you need assistance, please contact me on 0121 704 6076 or
[email address].
 
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Alison McCallum
Performance Support Officer
Corporate Performance, Policy and Information
Solihull Council

Tel: 0121 704 6076
[1]www.solihull.gov.uk
 
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Dear FOI Information Governance Team,

Please can you provide an email address and I'll send an example of another council's Service Agreement as they cover a whole myriad of things.

Yours sincerely,

A McColl

Information Governance Team,

Dear Sir / Madam
 
You can forward any documents to [1][Solihull Borough Council request email]
 
Yours sincerely
 
Alison McCallum

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Dear FOI Information Governance Team,

Please can you provide an email address and I'll send an example of
another council's Service Agreement as they cover a whole myriad of
things.

Yours sincerely,

A McColl

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Dear Information Governance Team,

The email doesn't show on this site, can I get the email from a link on your website anywhere? This site hides email addresses!

Yours sincerely,

A McColl

Information Governance Team,

Dear Sir/Madam
 
The relevant email address is available on [1]# (please scroll two thirds
of the way down the page)
 
 
Many thanks
 
Alison McCallum

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Dear Information Governance Team,

The email doesn't show on this site, can I get the email from a link on
your website anywhere? This site hides email addresses!

Yours sincerely,

A McColl

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Information Governance Team,

Dear Sir/Madam
 
I note the web address I sent you does not appear on whatdotheyknow.com
either. I am therefore providing the relevant email address with spaces in
between to ensure you can see it. The relevant address is: i n f o g o v @
s o l i h u l l. g o v. u k
 
Many thanks
 
Alison McCallum

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Dear Information Governance Team,

The email doesn't show on this site, can I get the email from a link on
your website anywhere? This site hides email addresses!

Yours sincerely,

A McColl

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Dear Information Governance Team,

Email sent directly with example of a service agreement from another LA.

Yours sincerely,

A McColl

Information Governance Team,

Dear Ms McColl
 
I can confirm that we have now received your email and have reopened the
request.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Alison McCallum

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Dear Information Governance Team,

Email sent directly with example of a service agreement from another LA.

Yours sincerely,

A McColl

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FOI Information Governance Team,

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Information request
Our reference: 3706397
 

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Dear Ms McColl
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 14 September 2018
and I apologise on behalf of the service area for the delayed response.
 
Please find our response attached to this email. 
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Teresa Evans
Corporate Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team
Solihull Council

Tel: 0121 704 6169
[1]www.solihull.gov.uk
 
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