Funding for TEACCH in SEHSCT

D Hoggs made this Freedom of Information request to South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

I am sending you this FOI to determine how much money, if any, has been spent by the Southeastern HSCT on the TEACCH program (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children, namely on providing training in TEACCH to your staff.

This program was developed in North Carolina and has been informally adopted for use in Northern Ireland, to use as a technique of 'intervention' for children and adults who have autism spectrum conditions.

Please advise if the Trust has partly or fully funded training in TEACCH for Trust personnel or if they provided funding to other voluntary or statutory sectors/individuals to facilitate training to Trust staff.

Please provide a break down, if any of the full cost of the training, including flights to bring personnel to N.Ireland, their training fee, admin costs, accommodation, venue/refreshments and costs to accommodate the Trusts own staff during overnight stays, while accessing the training.

If individual employees of the SEHSCT have attended TEACCH training please provide details of all costs involved in facilitating that training and when it took place.

Please refer to ALL the questions above and answer each one.

Please provide answers to the above questions for the years 2009/2010/2011/2012/2013 including pre - arranged future training in TEACCH for this current year.

Yours faithfully,

D Hoggs

FOI Request, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – funding for TEACCH in South Eastern HSC
Trust

 

Thank you for your email regarding the above. Your request was received on
10 June 2013 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the above
legislation.

 

The leaflet enclosed tells you about the legislation and the procedures we
will follow in handling your request.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please do not hesitate to
contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Information Governance Team

 

 

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Please note that a response from yourselves to this FOI is now overdue. Kindly acknowledge that a response will or will not be forthcoming or advise a reason for the delay.

thank you
D Hoggs

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Dear Sirs

I note this FOI has still not received a response from yourselves. Please answer the FOI.

Also please note that in another FOI sent to the SEELB they advise that the SEHSCT provide a five day training program in TEACCH in March of EACH year and the cost charged to participants is £990 per person. The SEELB stated that the majority of those who attended this training were Trust staff. The SEELB has been able to answer some of my questions pertaining to this matter. I presume the SEHSCT is more than capable of answering this FOI with the rest of the requested information. Please answer the FOI. Thank you.
(see the FOI referred to above ( https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f... )

Dear South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

Dear sirs

I sent an FOI to the SEHSCT which is now overdue in its response. By law, the SEHSCT should have responded promptly and by 5 July 2013.

I have not received an acknowledgement that the response is overdue, pursuant to my message stating same. I have also not received a request by the SEHSCT asking for more time to answer the FOI.

Please advise when I will receive a response to my FOI. Thank you

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

D Hoggs

FOI Request, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

 

 

Dear Sir/madam

 

(Freedom of Information Act 2000)

 

I am writing to advise you that we need to extend the time limit for
responding to your request for information which the Department received
on 10 June 2013.

 

As explained in paragraph six of the leaflet enclosed with my
acknowledgement email , occasionally it is necessary to extend our 20
working day time limit for issuing a response.  In the case of your
request, we must extend the time limit.  I hope to let you have a response
as soon as possible.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Governance Team

 

FOI Request, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find the response in this matter attached.

We apologise for the delay.

Kind Regards

Information Governance Department
Lough House
Church Street
Newtownards
BT23 4AS
Tel: (028) 9151 2232
Email: [email address]

Dear FOI Request,

You did not answer my questions fully. I asked what the total cost was/is for a specific time period to pay for TEACCH personnel to come to Northern Ireland. While I appreciate your response stating costs are met by charging out to others, you did not state what the total cost of the training is BEFORE you charge it out.

You also did not verify with number amounts any proof that those costs are met. Please provide a cost breakdown with numbers of how much it costs each year to bring TEACCH personnel here, coupled with the proof of the recuperation of those costs.

Yours sincerely,

D Hoggs

Dear FOI Request,

For the year 2013, I note that the SEHSCT in tandem with Middletown Centre for Autism both hosted a TEACCH training event at Middletown Centre in Armagh.

Please confirm what the cost was to hold this event, as well as how much of that cost was recuperated (in numeral figures).

From Middletown Centre for Autism - website:

"TEACCH 5-day Workshop 11th – 15th March 2013

Middletown Centre for Autism, SEHSCT & the SEELB are pleased to offer this intensive 5-day, practical workshop.

This course is hosted by SEHSCT and a cost is applicable.

This course is now fully booked. Please contact Siobhan Slavin, using the information below, to be added to the waiting list.

Tel. 028 92 633190 or email: [email address]

Click Here for a PDF leaflet and application form.

Yours sincerely,

D Hoggs

FOI Request, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Sir/madam

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Cost to hold TEACCH training event in
Armagh

 

Thank you for your letter regarding the above. Your request was received
on 16 July 2013 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the above
legislation.

 

The leaflet enclosed tells you about the legislation and the procedures we
will follow in handling your request.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please do not hesitate to
contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Information GovernanceTeam

 

FOI Request, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your further email of 16 July 2013 in relation to the above FOI request.

The request is being progressed and a response will be issued in due course.

Regards.

Information Governance Team

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FOI Request, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Cost to hold TEACHH  training event in
Armagh

 

I am writing to advise you that we need to extend the time limit for
responding to your request for information which the Department received
on 16 July 2013.

 

As explained in paragraph six of the leaflet enclosed with my
acknowledgement email, occasionally it is necessary to extend our 20
working day time limit for issuing a response.  In the case of your
request, we must extend the time limit.  I hope to let you have a response
as soon as possible.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Governance Team            

 

 

Barlow, Melissa, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Hoggs,

Please find the response in the above matter attached.

We apologise for the delay in issuing this response.

Kind Regards

Information Governance Department
Lough House
Church Street
Newtownards
BT23 4AS
Tel: (028) 9151 2232
Email: [email address]

Dear Barlow, Melissa,

Dear Madam

thank you for answering this FOI. It made for very interesting reading. The Trust held a conference then "recuperated" the costs back from it's own budgets (Trust members of staff were funded to attend their own Trusts' training) The use of the term "recuperated" means the Trust technically received monies back, but those monies inevitably and ultimately did come from the same Trust's budget.

Clear as mud.
Yours sincerely,

D Hoggs

Dear Barlow, Melissa,

Please note that in another FOI made to the SEELB they state unequivocally that the majority of attendees to the TEACCH training come from Trust staff. (see here: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f... )

Bearing that in mind, the costs of providing the TEACCH training is NOT as you say "recuperated" but is paid to the Trust via alternate budgets.

PLEASE ADVISE CLEARLY how many Trust staff attended the March 2013 TEACCH training and how much the Trust paid to enable those staff members to attend. The cost of the training is approximately £990.00. Clearly staff were not expected to pay for this training out of their own pocket.

Please advise then

1. How many Trust staff attended the 2013 training
2. The total cost TO THE TRUST for allowing those staff members to attend. For further clarification please advise what budget those costs were taken from.

Yours sincerely,

D Hoggs

FOI Request, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email of 15 September 2013 and would advise you that your request is receiving attention.

Kind Regards.

Information Governance Team

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FOI Request, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Hoggs,

 

I refer to your correspondence dated 15 September 2013.

 

Please find the response in this matter attached.

 

Kind Regards

 

The Information Governance Team

 

Information Governance Department

Lough House

Church Street

Newtownards

BT23 4AS

Tel: (028) 9151 2232

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

 

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