Dear Bracknell Forest 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.

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Bartlett

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Mr Bartlett,

Thank you for your request for information below which was received by the Council today, 23 December 2013 (our reference 968) and I will deal with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 23/01/14) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Corporate Services Department
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear  Jeremy Bartlett

 

 

I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information which was received on 23 December 2013.

 

Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
response.

 

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

 

1.  The local authority currently offers advice and guidance for the local
offer through the family information service, this is currently being
updated to include Bracknell Forests local offer.  
[1]https://fisonline.tribalhosted.co.uk/Bra...

 

A working group is developing this further and we are working to have this
in place by September 2014.  The working group has representatives from
schools, Local authority, health and social care, parents and other
partners and providers.

 

2.  Mandy Wilton, Head of Targeted Services is leading this area of work
on the local offer.

 

 

 

If you have any queries about this matter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should use the Comments, Compliments and Complaints procedure which
can be found at

http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/your-...

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commission can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sent on behalf of;

Penny O’Callaghan

Information Management & Security Officer

Information Compliance Team

Legal Services

Easthampstead House

Town Square

Bracknell

Berks

RG12 1AQ

 

Tel: 01344 352000

DD Tel: 01344 353071

 

Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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