Dear Dorset 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? Please also provide their job title.
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Dear Mr Harwood
I am writing further to your email below. I will take each of your questions in turn.
1. As far as the Local Offer is concerned we do not have anything up and running yet on Dorset For You (our website), but we are working pan-Dorset.
2. Lyn Frith ([email address])
If you are not completely satisfied with my response, please contact me again, or write to the complaints officer at: Dorset County Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ. Or you can follow the complaints procedure that can be found on our website www.dorsetforyou.com at http://22.214.171.124/index.jsp?article... If your appeal is not resolved to your satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Freedom of Information Team
Dorset County Council