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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

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Nikki Thompson

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act.  Please accept Wirral Council apologises for the delay in response to
your enquiries and the Council thanks you for your patience in this
matter.

 

 

Wirral Borough Council can confirm information held as follows in relation
to your queries as follows:

 

 

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. 

 

The Local Authority commission Wirral University Teaching Hospital and
other private providers to prove OT support for children.

 

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.

 

The local authority does not hold this information.

 

Reviews

- Number of outstanding  EHCP termly / annual / half termly reviews under
EHCP provision that are waiting to be completed. The local authority does
not currently hold this information.

-The average wait time for these reviews to take place. The local
authority does not currently hold this information.

 

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.

 

The local authority does not hold this information.

 

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.

 

The local authority does not hold this information.

 

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

 

The local authority does not hold this information.

 

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

 

Sue Talbot

Assistant Director of Education

Children’s Department

Wirral Council

PO Box 290

Brighton Street

Wallasey

CH27 9FQ

 

0151 666 4335

[1][email address]

 

 

We trust that you find this information of assistance and we apologise
again for the delay in response to you.  To assist and advise you, please
note the following link if you wish to submit a request to NHS
[2]https://www.wuth.nhs.uk/contact-us/freed...

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management Officer

Business Management

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

[3]Tel:0151 691 8397

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Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Thompson,

 

Thank you for your recently submitted freedom of information request.

 

After careful consideration & effort, Wirral Council officers overlooking
your FOI have decided that your request should be redirected to the NHS.

 

The link for this is here: [1]https://www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/fo...
or  [2]https://www.wirralccg.nhs.uk/get-in-touc...

 

I would like to apologise on behalf of the department dealing with your
request, for the delay for receiving such a response. Our coordinators
refer all our EHCP’s via Public Health & then Public Health respond when
all processes for that EHCP have been compiled.

 

Therefore, we have deemed that it would be a difficult task to extract
this information as the coordinators would have to check every individual
file, which would take more than 18.5hrs, which is the appropriate set
time limit to undertake the work required, to issue a substantive response
to any request, provided by the Act.

 

For children out of area, the health authority that provides the provision
to each individual child, would undertake the OT services, therefore
Wirral Borough Council would not have a record of this.

 

The Council has therefore relied on section 12 (1) to refuse this part of
your request.  Further information relating to the 18.5 exemption we have
relied on is below:

 

“Where an authority is not obliged to comply with a request for information
because, under section 12(1) and regulations made under section 12, the cost of
complying would exceed the "appropriate limit" (i.e. cost threshold) the
authority should consider providing an indication of what, if any, information
could be provided within the cost ceiling.”

 

Thank you for your patience on this occasion.

 

We wish you luck with the redirection of this request & hope you gain what
you require.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

[3][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

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