Local offer

Daniel Ball made this Freedom of Information request to Sutton Borough Council

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Dear Sutton 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? Please also provide their job title.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Ball

Freedom Of Information, Sutton Borough Council

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Barrow John, Sutton Borough Council

Dear Mr Ball


I refer to your request for information relating to the ‘Local Offer’
received on 24^th December 2013.  In answer to your questions:


(1)   The requirement to publish a Local Offer has not yet been enacted. 
In anticipation of the legislation, the London Borough of Sutton is
setting up a steering group to plan the content of the Local Offer with
the expectation of publication in September 2014.

(2)  The lead officers for this initiative are John Barrow, Head of SEN,
and Rosemary Brennan, Local Offer Project Officer.


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Yours sincerely


John Barrow

Head of SEN

The Grove



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