Dear Sunderland City Council,
As part of the Government Green paper (Support and Aspiration) The government has outlined a new approach to special educational needs and disability. As part of this initiative the government requires all local authorities in England to set out a Local Offer.
The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available to them in their area and how to access them.
Please provide answers to the following questions
1. What is your local authority currently offering for online advice and guidance for Local Offer?
2. What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer within your Local Authority?
Re: Your request for information concerning:
Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any event
within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to consider
whether the information is exempt from disclosure.
Please note that there may be a charge for providing copies of the
information. If the cost of complying with your request in full exceeds
£450, we will ask you to reconsider your request, or to pay a fee before
the information is supplied. If a charge or fee is payable we will let you
I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.
Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this
Customer Request Number: 13 12 84
Dear Mr Scott,
Please find below Sunderland City Council’s response to your Freedom of
What is your local authority currently offering for online advice and
guidance for Local Offer?
The local offer is not online at present but will be by the end of
August. We will be carrying out more work with parents/carers, young
people and the private and voluntary sectors over the next term.
What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer within
your Local Authority?
I hope that the information provided is useful. If you are dissatisfied
with our response to your request for information, you can ask for the
decision to be reviewed in reply to this letter. The review will be
removed from the Directorate and coordinated by the Council’s
Information Governance Officer. A request for review should be directed
by email to [Sunderland City Council request email], or by post to
Information Governance Officer, Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box
100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.
You are of course entitled to apply to the Information Commissioner at any
time, although the Commissioner will not usually investigate until the
public authority’s internal review procedure has been concluded.
Should you have any queries about anything contained in this email, please
do not hesitate to contact me on the number below.
Information Management Officer
People's Services Directorate
Sunderland City Council
0191 561 1303