Dear Manchester City 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?
Dear Mr Rupert
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: CHS/9ENM3Y
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 23rd December 2013.
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Information Compliance Unit
PO Box 532
Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Dear Tyson Rupert
Re: Request for Information - Local Offer - Reference Number: CHS/9ENM3Y
Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 23 December 2013 and has been considered under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
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?
In response to your request, I have summarised the information as
1) Manchester's draft Local Offer is currently available on the
Council Website, housed within the Family Service Directory.
The Local Offer has been co-produced by parents, young people
and staff through workshops and consultations undertaken by the
Local Offer working group.
2) The Local Offer group leads on this work. The group members
include: parents, young people's representative, staff from
education, social care, health, libraries and the pathfinder
lead. Other members are co-opted as required for particular
pieces of work. The group is chaired by the Team Leader from
Parent Partnership and reports to the SEN Reform Board.
Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask
for an internal review. If you wish to complain you should contact
the Information Governance Unit via
[Manchester City Council request email] or Town Hall, Room 401,
Manchester, M60 2LA.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
SK9 5AF .
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
Senior Strategy Manager
Directorate for Children and Commissioning
Floor 4, Town Hall Extension
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532
Tel: 0161 234 7899
Fax: 0161 276 7629
cs[Manchester City Council request email]