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Michael Gaffney made this Freedom of Information request to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council,

How many applications did Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council receive for children to get Education, Health and Care Plan assessments in 2019, 2018 & 2017?
How many of these applications were refused in 2019, 2018 & 2017?
How many of these applications led to Education, Health and Care Plan assessments taking place, in 2019, 2018 & 2017?
How many Education, Health and Care Plans were issued by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council in 2019, 2018 & 2017?

Yours faithfully,

Michael Gaffney

Information Manager, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Yours faithfully,

Information Management Team
Oldham Council
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Civic Centre
West Street
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David Shaw, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

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David Shaw


Assistant Director - SEND

Education, Skills and Early Years

Oldham Council

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