Dear Wokingham 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,

Cadogan Dilwyn

FOI Team, Wokingham Borough Council

Dear Cadogan Dilwyn

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Wokingham Borough Council

Dear Cadogan Dilwyn

RE: Freedom of Information Request Ref No: 4760

Thank you for your recent communication, please find detailed below the information in response to your request.

1. What is your local authority currently offering for online advice and guidance for Local Offer?
Wokingham LA considers to be the “Local Offer” as described in the Draft Code of Practice 2013 is this is not required until September 2014 and therefore online advice and guidance is not currently provided.

2. What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer within your Local Authority?
Martin Baker, Interim Assistant Director Children’s Services, is the sponsor of the implementation of the SEND Reforms and the Principal Educational Psychologist is the lead for the “Local Offer”. We only publish the names of Third Tier and above, below that we give out roles without specific reference to individual names.

This concludes our formal response to your request. If you are dissatisfied with our response, you can request for it to be reviewed by contacting Mary Severin (Corporate Counsel) at Wokingham Borough Council, Governance & Improvement Services, Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1WR or emailing: [email address] detailing the reasons why you are dissatisfied with the response.

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Yours sincerely

Wokingham Direct

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