Dear Gloucestershire 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,

Ben Fox

Freedom of Information questions/information requests, Gloucestershire County Council

Dear Mr Fox

 

Request for Information (Reference 13/FOI/7349)

 

Thank you for your request for information for local offer, received on 23
December 2013. Your request is being considered and you will receive a
response as soon as possible, and within the statutory timescale of 20
working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) 2000;
that date is 23 January 2014.

 

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to the principles of FoIA and
will, wherever possible, provide all information requested unless
constrained by another statute or by an exemption within the FoIA. Please
note some information you have requested may not be provided to you; this
will only be information that can be withheld by law, and the reason will
be explained to you when we send out any information that can be released.

 

We may need to contact you if the request needs to be clarified; this is
to ensure we provide you with the information you require.

 

If the information you have requested is held by another public authority,
we will transfer the request to them. If you have any objections to this,
please contact us as soon as possible so we know not to transfer the
request, and we will provide you with the relevant contact details
instead.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Management Service Administrator

 

Gloucestershire County Council

Shire Hall

Westgate Street

Gloucester

GL1 2TG

 

Tel: 01452 425317

Email: [1][Gloucestershire County Council request email]

 

Go to [2]www.gloucestershire.gov.uk to find information on any County
Council service. It couldn’t be easier to find information instantly and
in some cases apply for services online.

 

For Freedom of Information (FOI) requests please email
[3][Gloucestershire County Council request email]

 

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Freedom of Information questions/information requests, Gloucestershire County Council

Dear Mr Fox

Request for Information (Reference 13/FOI/7349)

 

I am writing in response to your request for information received
23/12/2013 and am pleased to provide the following information:

1.    What is your local authority currently offering for online advice
and guidance for Local Offer?

It has a dedicated section on our Family Information Service directory,
links have been provided below. Under Section 21 of the Act, we are not
required to provide information in response to a request if it is already
reasonably accessible to you.
The information you requested is available from the following Council web
pages:

 

                       
[1]http://www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/...

                       
[2]http://www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/...

 

 

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.

Alison Cathles: Commissioning Project Manager

 

 

This email therefore acts as a refusal notice under section 17 of the FoIA
as the information requested in Question 1 is exempt from disclosure.

 

If you are unhappy with my response, you can complain or ask for a review
of your request. You need to do this by writing to us within 40 working
days of receiving this email, the full procedure is on our website at
[3]http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/CHttpH....

 

We would like to hear your views on our service. If you’d like to tell us
how we did, you can complete our feedback form online at
[4]http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/foifee...

I will now close your request as of this date.

Yours sincerely

 

 

[5]Information Management Service

Gloucestershire County Council

Shire Hall

Westgate Street

Gloucester

GL1 2TG

 

Tel: 01452 425071

Email: [6][Gloucestershire County Council request email]

 

Go to [7]www.gloucestershire.gov.uk to find information on any County
Council service.
It couldn’t be easier to find information instantly and in some cases
apply for services online.

 

For Freedom of Information (FOI) requests please email
[8][Gloucestershire County Council request email]

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reliance of this transmission and you should notify us as soon as possible.

This email and any attachments are believed to be free from viruses but it is your 
responsibility to carry out all necessary virus checks and Gloucestershire County Council 
accepts no liability in connection therewith. 

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