Local offer

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Dear Hull 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? Please also provide their job title.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fox

Barkworth Jane, Hull City Council

Classification:UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Mr Fox,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001955/13

 

We acknowledge receipt of your information request received on 23/12/2013
which is being processed according to the Freedom of Information Act
(2000)

 

The legislation allows us 20 working days to respond which takes us to
23/01/2014.  There are some circumstances under which this deadline may be
extended legally but we will inform you as soon as we know if these apply.

 

 

Questions

 

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.

 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way, then this must
initially be done through the Council’s internal review procedure.  Please
contact the Corporate Feedback Team: Freepost RSJC-KKBE-ABXZ, Customer
Feedback Team, Hull City Council.  P.O. Box 15, Hull, HU1 2AB.  Telephone
(01482) 300300, Textphone (01482) 300349. E-Mail
[1][email address].

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.  Their details are
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 01625
545700, Email: [2][email address], web site
[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

 

The Council’s Freedom of Information Policy, which includes the charging
policy, is available on request and from the web site
[4]www.hullcc.gov.uk.  Also available is a booklet on ‘Accessing
Information from Hull City Council’ which explains how to request
information and your rights (according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and
The Freedom of Information Act 2000).

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Jane Barkworth

Information Governance Officer

Town Clerk's Service

Resources Directorate

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

 

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Barkworth Jane, Hull City Council

Classification:UNCLASSIFIED

 

Dear Mr Fox

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 001955/13

 

With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 23 December
2013, please find our response below.

 

 

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?

 

As yet, the information available online is as previously, and separate
for Health and Local Authority: however the Local Authority is working
with Health, the Parents Forum, voluntary sector, to ensure the Local
Offer is fit for purpose, compliant with legislation and available as soon
as possible.

 

   Parents and Parents Forum have been consulted on aspects of Local
Offer

   The Local Authority and Health have been working together to gather
the requisite information

   This is presently being processed to make into a suitable format for
website

   Discussions with IT over developing and maintaining

   On-going cross referencing with Draft Code of Practice and regulations
to ensure compliance

   Family Information Service is likely to become central to
enquiries/monitoring and maintenance

   Funding discussed and needs /potential sources of monies identified

 

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.

 

Sue Day, Assistant Head (Inclusion and Access) is ultimately leading on
Green Paper (Support and Aspiration).

Helen Sail (Head of Language Unit, Medical PRU, IPASS, Early Years SEN)
AND Anny Bibby, Principal Educational Psychologist leading specifically on
Local Offer.

 

 

We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you
require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact
us. 

 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way, then this must
initially be done through the Council’s internal review procedure.  Please
contact the Corporate Feedback Team: Freepost RSJC-KKBE-ABXZ, Customer
Feedback Team, Hull City Council.  P.O. Box 15, Hull, HU1 2AB.  Telephone
(01482) 300300, Textphone (01482) 300349. E-Mail
[1][email address].

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.  Their details are
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 01625
545700, Email: [2][email address], web site
[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

 

The Council’s Freedom of Information Policy, which includes the charging
policy, is available on request and from the web site
[4]www.hullcc.gov.uk.  Also available is a booklet on ‘Accessing
Information from Hull City Council’ which explains how to request
information and your rights (according to the Data Protection Act 1998 and
The Freedom of Information Act 2000).

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Jane Barkworth

Information Governance Officer

Town Clerk's Service

Resources Directorate

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

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