Local offer

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Dear Wandsworth 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, Wandsworth Borough Council

Freedom of Information Act request - 2013/8724 - SEN Local Offer

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Dear Mr Ball,

 

Freedom of Information Act request - 2013/8724 - SEN Local Offer

 

I refer to your request for information received on 23/12/2013.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

 

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 provide their job title.

 

The legislation requiring local authorities to make available a local
offer has not yet been passed by parliament.  The requirement to publish a
local offer will not be in place until  September 2014 at earliest and
consultation has taken place on transitional arrangements which may mean
the full offer is not in place until April 2015.

 

Wandsworth is working with parents and other agencies and providers to
develop a local offer.  In the meantime information about services for
children with SEN and disabilities can be accessed via the Family
Information Service website.  There is a specific section on services for
children with SEN and disabilities which can be accessed via the link on
the left hand side of the page.  This section also includes information on
the action that the Council is taking to implement the SEN reforms.

 

[1]http://wandsworth.childrensservicedirect...

 

The work stream to implement the local offer is being co-chaired by an
officer and a parent.  The officer co-chair is Gillian Bennell, Head of
Special Services Planning.  

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Andrea Gibbs

Corporate Information Management Team

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