Dear Hartlepool Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you supply the following information:

ii) The total amount of funding the LA has received to pilot the children and families SEN pathfinder and which agencies have provided this money.

iii) A list of all of the internal budgetary codes used for this funding.

iiii) A list of every transaction against each of these codes since the funding was received.

iv) The amount left in the overall budget as of the end of June 2013.

Yours faithfully,

E Doherty

Freedomofinformation, Hartlepool Council

Dear Ms Doherty

 

Further to your request I can advise as follows:

 

Question(s) Response(s)
   

The total amount of funding the SEN Pathfinder Money
LA has received to pilot the
children and families SEN 2011/12   £75,000
pathfinder and which agencies
have provided this money. 2012/13   £150,000

  2013/14  £150,000

   

SEN Pathfinder Champion Funding

 

2013/14 approx £60,000k

 

All payments from DfE

 
A list of all of the internal Staffing, Travel, Supplies & Services,
budgetary codes used for this External Training,
funding.

 

 
A list of every transaction 2011/12  
against each of these codes Staffing 45,608
since the funding was received. Travel 524
Supplies & Services 4,549
  Grant from DfE -75,000
   
  Net Underspend repaid in 12/13 -24,319
   
   
2012/13  
Staffing 96,043
Travel 2,035
External Training 16,000
Supplies & Services 18,940
Grant Contributions 17,000
Grant from DfE -150,000
   
Net Cost 12/13 18
   
2013/14 - spend to 30/06/13  
Staffing 22,828
Travel 518
Supplies & Services 671
   
Spend to 30/06/13 24,017
   
2013/14 DfE Grant Allocation -150,000
The amount left in the overall £125, 983
budget as of the end of June
2013.

 

 

I have not been able to divulge individual transactions at a budget code
level as this would include named individuals salary costs charged to
pathfinder. This would result in the personal information of third parties
being made available and would not be in accordance with the provisions of
the data protection act 1998. The information is therefore exempt under
section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We are also unable
to provide individual budget codes and all transactions which are unique
to the council which could allow another institution, provider or
individual to perhaps raise invoices quoting our reference codes etc, we
believe this could leave us open to potential fraud. We have therefore
applied the exemption of section 41 as this information is confidential.
We have considered the public interest and feel on balance there is a
greater public interest in maintaining confidentiality as if we were to
disclose such information, it may make providers less likely to work with
us again and reduce the ability of the Council to obtain best value.

 

 I hope that this information deals with your request, however if you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask
for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted
within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original
request and should be sent to Chief Executives Department, Legal Services
Division, Level 3, Civic Centre, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY,
[email address].

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, www.ico.gov.uk.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Hayley Martin

 

 

Constitutional & Administrative Solicitor

Legal Division

Civic Centre - Level 3

Tel: 01429 523182

Fax: 01429 523481

[email address]

www.hartlepool.gov.uk

 

Please note I work from home on Mondays. Please email me or contact the
office for my home contact details.

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Fiona Nicholson left an annotation ()

I'm logging all the pathfinder spending here http://snafu2.org.uk/

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