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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough 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?

Yours faithfully,

Giffard Cohen

InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Cohen

 

Thank you for your request for information, relating the local offer, our
ref: RFI1327/13.                                                  
                                   

 

In accordance with provisions within the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
the council will respond to your request within 20 working days saying
whether we have the information that you want, and if there will be any
charges.

 

If for any reason we cannot provide you with the information we will tell
you why.  If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your enquiry please do so
quoting the above reference number using the contact details below.

 

 

 

 

Lynn Whitehouse
Information Rights Officer

Program Delivery & Governance
Business Change
 
Walsall Council
The Loft,
Council House
Lichfield Street
Walsall
WS1 1TW

Telephone 01922 652513

Please note that my current working pattern is Wednesday (am), all day
Thursday and Friday. If your message is urgent, in my absence please
contact Information Governance Team by e-mailing
[email address]

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or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential maintenance or support of
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of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of Information or
Environmental Information legislation and therefore could be disclosed to
third parties.

 

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can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we strongly advise
you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
parties would be likely to cause you distress. If you have an enquiry of
this nature please provide a postal address to allow us to communicate
with you in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by email you must
realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

 

 

 

 

InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Cohen

 

 

I write to acknowledge and apologise for the delay in responding to your
request for information. As you know the council is required to respond to
all requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act and / or
the Environmental Information Regulations within 20 working days, unless a
‘qualified exception’ applies or the request is both complex and lengthy.

 

I am sorry that in this case we have not met this timescale, but would
assure you of our best intentions in this regard. I can confirm that a
full reply to your request will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

If you have any queries in regard to this process, please do not hesitate
to contact us

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynn Whitehouse
Information Rights Officer

Program Delivery & Governance
Business Change
 
Walsall Council
The Loft,
Council House
Lichfield Street
Walsall
WS1 1TW

Telephone 01922 652513

Please note that my current working pattern is Wednesday (am), all day
Thursday and Friday. If your message is urgent, in my absence please
contact Information Governance Team by e-mailing
[email address]

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
RESPECT THAT AND DO NOT FORWARD IT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. The information in this message should be
regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only unless
explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it must be
deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this message are
personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless explicitly
stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be intercepted and
read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to ensure compliance
with Council policies or procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent
or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential maintenance or support of
the e-mail system. You should also be aware that any email may be subject
of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of Information or
Environmental Information legislation and therefore could be disclosed to
third parties.

 

E-mail Security: Communication by internet email is not secure as messages
can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we strongly advise
you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
parties would be likely to cause you distress. If you have an enquiry of
this nature please provide a postal address to allow us to communicate
with you in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by email you must
realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

 

 

 

 

InformationRights@walsall.gov.uk, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

 

Dear Mr Cohen

 

Further to your request for information relating to the “Local Offer”,
please see below for answers to your questions

 

 

1.           What is your local authority currently offering for online
advice and guidance for Local Offer?

 

A copy of the Local Offer is available on the Walsall Council website.  We
are currently working with all services to develop their local offer.  We
are in the process of drawing up a Communication Plan and working towards
improving our website to keep parents informed of changes set out in the
Green Paper.

 

[1]http://cms.walsall.gov.uk/index/educatio...

 

 

2.          What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local
Offer  within your  Local Authority?

 

Lesley Wright

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004
requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In most cases the
copyright will be owned by Walsall Council. The copyright in respect of
other information may be owned by another person or organisation, as
indicated.

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
 The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting.
 However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Information Risk & Governance Manager, Business Change, Civic
Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall  WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynn Whitehouse
Information Rights Officer

Program Delivery & Governance
Business Change
 
Walsall Council
The Loft,
Council House
Lichfield Street
Walsall
WS1 1TW

Telephone 01922 652513

Please note that my current working pattern is Wednesday (am), all day
Thursday and Friday. If your message is urgent, in my absence please
contact Information Governance Team by e-mailing
[email address]

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
RESPECT THAT AND DO NOT FORWARD IT TO ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR. The information in this message should be
regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only unless
explicitly stated.  If you have received this message in error it must be
deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this message are
personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless explicitly
stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be intercepted and
read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to ensure compliance
with Council policies or procedures or regulatory obligations, to prevent
or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential maintenance or support of
the e-mail system. You should also be aware that any email may be subject
of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of Information or
Environmental Information legislation and therefore could be disclosed to
third parties.

 

E-mail Security: Communication by internet email is not secure as messages
can be intercepted and read by someone else. Therefore we strongly advise
you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
parties would be likely to cause you distress. If you have an enquiry of
this nature please provide a postal address to allow us to communicate
with you in a more secure way. If you want us to respond by email you must
realise that there can be no guarantee of privacy.

 

 

 

 

 

References

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1. http://cms.walsall.gov.uk/index/educatio...

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