Dear Derbyshire County Council,

What is the average length of time it takes from the Council receiving an application for support via the GRIP initiative to a decision being made about whether support will be made?

What is the average length of time it takes from a decision to support via the GRIP initiative and the funds being made available to the school?

What is the average length of time it takes from the Council receiving a request for an EHC needs assessment to the funds being made available to the school where an EHCP is required?

How many students are currently being supported with funding via the GRIP initiative?

What is the highest value funding used to support an individual student via the GRIP Initiative?

In the case of the student receiving support via the GRIP initiative for the longest period of time - How long has this student been receiving support via the GRIP initiative?

Yours faithfully,

Lee Martin

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Martin,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 21 November 2019.

Your request will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Authorities are required to respond promptly to requests and in any event within 20 working days following the date of receipt. In your case we calculate this to be by 20 December 2019. However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours Sincerely,

Business Services Assistant
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Derbyshire County Council
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Tony Smith (Childrens Services), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Martin,

 

Thank you for your information request dated 21 November 2019. I can
confirm that we do hold the requested information. The request has been
considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  The response to
your request is as shown below:

 

I hope this now deals with your request for information. However should
you wish the outcome to be reviewed, please follow the procedure as set
out below;

 

Stage 1:

In the first instance, please send in your comments, and wherever
possible, a copy of your request and the covering letter enclosing the
information or refusing your request to:

 

Access to Information Solicitor

Legal Services

Derbyshire County Council

County Hall

Matlock

DE4 3AG

Email: [1][Derbyshire County Council request email]

 

Please ensure that correspondence is marked as “Request for a review of my
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Tony Smith

 

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From: Lee Martin [[8]mailto:[FOI #622161 email]]

Sent: 21 November 2019 12:18

To: Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy)
<[9][email address]>

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Graduated response for
individual pupil (GRIP)

 

Dear Derbyshire County Council,

 

What is the average length of time it takes from the Council receiving an
application for support via the GRIP initiative to a decision being made
about whether support will be made? 53 days

 

What is the average length of time it takes from a decision to support via
the GRIP initiative and the funds being made available to the school?
average time is not held in a recorded format

 

What is the average length of time it takes from the Council receiving a
request for an EHC needs assessment to the funds being made available to
the school where an EHCP is required? There is no average time – as soon
as a plan is finalised it is at that point that school are assured of the
Resources that are identified in the Resources to Support Learning Box in
an EHC Plan.

 

How many students are currently being supported with funding via the GRIP
initiative? On the latest spreadsheet there are 741 primary and 160
secondary pupils in receipt of GRIP

 

What is the highest value funding used to support an individual student
via the GRIP Initiative? £13,305 is the current highest annual allocation

 

In the case of the student receiving support via the GRIP initiative for
the longest period of time - How long has this student been receiving
support via the GRIP initiative? 53 months

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Lee Martin

 

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Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Derbyshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Graduated response for individual pupil (GRIP)'.

I asked, What is the average length of time it takes from the Council receiving a request for an EHC needs assessment to the funds being made available to the school where an EHCP is required?

You have responded by telling me that funds are available to a school immediately upon finalisation of an EHCP but you have not disclosed what the average time is between the Authority receiving a request for an EHC needs assessment and an EHCP (if one is made) being finalised - which must then be the answer to the question I asked. The Authority does monitor its compliance with its statutory duty to complete this process within 20 weeks so I assume that it does know what its average time to completion is.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/g...

Yours faithfully,

Lee Martin

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Martin

I refer to your request for a review received on the 21 December 2019.

I have passed this on to the reviewing officer who will consider the Council’s response to your request for information.

The reviewing officer will provide the review within 20 working days and by the 22 January 2020.

However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours sincerely,

Business Services Assistant
Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Mr Martin,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for a review made on 21
December 2019.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Business Services Assistant

Access to Information Team

Commissioning, Communities & Policy

Derbyshire County Council

County Hall

Matlock

DE4 3AG

 

 

 

 

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