Dear Gateshead Metropolitan 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.
Dear Mr Fox
I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this department.
Your request dated 23 December 2013 was received by this department on 23 December 2013.
A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 23 January 2014.
There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.
Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call the contact officer named above to discuss any problems that may have arisen.
Information Rights Officer
What do they know My Ref: CC39297
Mr Ben Fox Your Ref:
Dear Mr Fox
Subject: Freedom of Information - Learning and Children - Children and Families
I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your letter to this department
dated 23 December 2013.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we have formally decided to grant
access to the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:
1. Our local offer is at:
There's also a searchable version at:
this is under construction at the moment.
2. The lead is Jill Bird, lead officer (transend Pathfinder).
The information provided in response to your request is copyright Gateshead Council
unless otherwise endorsed. Granting access to this information under the Freedom of
Information Act does not permit you to re-use the information provided for
commercial purposes, for photocopying or reproduction in any form. If you wish to
re-use the information you need to apply for a Licence. You can do this by writing
to Information Rights Officer, Legal and Corporate Services, 1st Floor, Civic
Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH. You may be required to pay a fee or
comply with conditions for permitted re-use.
Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this letter, please contact
Information Rights on 0191 433 3000.