Dear East Sussex 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.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Harwood

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Mark

 

FOI Request ref:  3249/Harwood/local Offer - SEN

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Dear Mr Harwood

 

FOI Request ref:  3249/Harwood/local Offer - SEN

 

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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 also provide their job title.

 
Response:

 

Question 1. Please find below the link to the current Local Offer page linking people
to existing advice and guidance

 

[1]http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrenand...

 

All web information is being reviewed and new online information will be published by
the end of January

 

 

Question 2: Jenny Clench, SEND Reform Implementation and Pathfinder Lead

 

 

 

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Philip Baker, Assistant Director, Legal and Democratic Services, East
Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East
Sussex. BN7 1UE.

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Jeremy Coleman

Customer Information Adviser

Room C3F

County Hall

St Anne's Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE
Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

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