FOI- Education, Health, Care Plans

Helen Aw made this Freedom of Information request to Greenwich Borough Council

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Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I kindly request the following information regarding Education Health Care Plans (EHCP).

1. How many children/ young people between the ages of 0-25 years old in your local authority have a statement of Special Educational Needs or an EHCP?

2. How many children/ young people who have an EHCP received their statement within the time frame set by the government?

3. Of those who did not receive their EHCP on time, what is the reason for this?

4. what is the reason for delay in assessing, processing and awarding an EHCP?

Yours faithfully,

Helen Aw

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Aw

Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request: FOI-12109

Thank you for your request dated February 26, 2018

Your request will be answered by March 26, 2018

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago
Head of Corporate Services
Corporate Services
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 5044
 Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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Dear foi,

Thank you for your reply.

I would like the timescale from year; 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (if available).

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Helen Aw

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Aw

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-12109 *

 

Thank you for your request dated February 26, 2018

 

Our response is as follows:

 

1.          How many children/ young people between the ages of 0-25 years
old in your local authority have a statement of Special Educational Needs
or an EHCP?

 

As of 18^th Jan 2018, a total of 1648 children have a statement of SEN or
an EHCP.

 

2.         How many children/ young people who have an EHCP received their
statement within the time frame set by the government?

2015 2016 2017
Total number of new statements /EHCPs issued per calendar 130 184 149
year
...of which were issued within the timeframe set by the 59 18 33
government

 

3.         Of those who did not receive their EHCP on time, what is the
reason for this

There has been a significant increase in new requests.  The service was
until recently carrying a number of key vacancies.  It has been a priority
for the local authority to complete all of the conversions from statement
of SEN to EHC Plans.

 

4.  what is the reason for delay in assessing, processing and awarding an
EHCP?

Please refer to the above (Q3)

 

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me,
quoting the reference number above.

 

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Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Central Services

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

 

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