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EHCP OT Provision

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Nikki Thompson

Dear FOI team,

Please can you provide the following information in an email format.

Who delivers OT support for children as part of the EHCP process for the LEA? For example, is this the local NHS trust, a private organisation or a combination of both.

EHCP OT advice
- The number of requests for OT advice to inform an EHCP that you have commissioned in the past 12 months
- The number of these requests still outstanding
- The average time between requesting the EHCP OT advice and the report being returned to the LEA over the past 12 months.

Reviews
- Number of outstanding EHCP termly / annual / half termly reviews under EHCP provision that are waiting to be completed.
-The average wait time for these reviews to take place.

Out of Area students
The number of children and young people who are attending an education establishment out of area and who's EHCP OT requirements are not able to be met by their education establishments locality OT service.

Intervention
Number of approved occupational therapy treatment hours on EHCP plans for students in the calendar year 2018-19 that are not currently being provided.

Is there a lack of capacity within the locality OT team to provide the required volume of EHCP OT intervention required by the LEA?

Please provide the name, email and phone number of the manager responsible for commissioning OT provision on behalf of the LEA.

Yours faithfully,

Nikki Thompson

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Children Families & Wellbeing FOI, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Thompson
 
I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Request (FOI 7996)
dated the 8th May 2019.
 
Pennine Care delivers OT support for children as part of the EHCP process
for the LEA. The Council has supplied all information we hold for your
request.  For further information please contact Pennine Care on
[1][email address] who will be able to further assit you with your
enquiry. 
 
EHCP OT advice
 
The number of requests for OT advice to inform an EHCP that you have
commissioned in the past 12 months - 12
The number of these requests still outstanding - None
The average time between requesting the EHCP OT advice and the report
being returned to the LEA over the past 12 months.  - 33 days
 
Reviews
 
Number of outstanding  EHCP termly / annual / half termly reviews under
EHCP provision that are waiting to be completed. –
 
Reviews are held annually (not termly or half termly unless there is a
change of need or cirucmstances that call for the review to be brought
forward). Currently there are 1037 overdue annual reviews.
 
The average wait time for these reviews to take place. - This information
is not recorded.
 
Out of Area students
 
The number of children and young people who are attending an education
establishment out of area and who's EHCP OT requirements are not able to
be met by their education establishments locality OT service. - None
 
Intervention
 
Number of approved occupational therapy treatment hours on EHCP plans for
students in the calendar year 2018-19  that are not currently being
provided.- None
 
Is there a lack of capacity within the locality OT team to provide the
required volume of EHCP OT intervention required by the LEA? -
 
Trafford Council are unable to provide a response to this question, please
contact Pennine Care.
 
Please provide the name, email and phone number of the manager responsible
for commissioning OT provision on behalf of the LEA.  -
 
Trafford Council do not release employee names except for senior managers.
 
You can find Trafford Council’s senior management structure (on the
Council’s website) as follows:
 
[2]http://www.trafford.gov.uk/about-your-co...
 
If you look under general information and then senior salaries you will
find the structure
 
The following information may be useful:-
 
Corporate Director of Adult Services - Diane Eaton
Corporate Director of Children Services – Cathy Rooney
Corporate Director of Commissioning – Sara Radcliffe
 
Staff can be contacted via phone through our switchboard which is 0161 912
2000 and can be e-mailed using the Council’s e-mail address which takes
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