Dear Warwickshire County 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,

Cadogan Dilwyn

Jonathan Sheward, Warwickshire County Council

Dear Mr Dilwyn,

 

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Yours sincerely

Jonathan Sheward
Information Administrator
Information Governance Team
Warwickshire County Council
Information Management
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Warwick
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Jonathan Sheward, Warwickshire County Council

Dear Mr Dilwyn, 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Your request for information has now been considered, and the information
that you have requested is enclosed.  

You asked us:

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

        We are developing our communication strategy regarding these
reforms ahead of implementation in September 2014. We will develop a
communication strategy to ensure that parent/carers and stakeholders are
kept up to date with developments. 

        This will be web based and also via a newsletter. Parents/carers
will be involved in developing the local offer.

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

        Judith Humphry - SEND Implementation Lead.

 

You have the right to request that the County Council carry out an
internal review if you are not satisfied with the way your request was
dealt with or wish to appeal the decision.  A request for an internal
review should be made in writing and addressed to me at the address
above.  All requests for an internal review will be dealt with under the
County Council’s internal review procedure.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review you may
appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office, at the following address:

 

                                    FOI Compliance Team (complaints)

                                    Wycliffe House

                                    Water Lane

                                    Wilmslow

                                    Cheshire

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                                    Tel: 0303 123 1113

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jonathan Sheward
Information Administrator
Information Governance Team
Warwickshire County Council
Information Management
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel no:  01926 418633
E-mail:  [1][email address]
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