Dear Sandwell 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?
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Dear Mr Robins,
Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information enquiry. I am able to
supply the following responses to your questions:
1. What is your local authority currently offering for online
advice and guidance for Local Offer?
The Local Authority is not currently making any online advice and guidance
for the Local Offer as such. A wide range of information is currently
available on the Sandwell web-site but it is organised in a 'traditional'
manner i.e. education guidance, social care guidance etc. the Local
Authority is currently working on the production of its Local Offer which
will be accessed through one web portal.
2. What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local
Offer within your Local Authority?
I am the lead officer for the Local Offer in Sandwell.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
request, and should be addressed to:
Freedom of Information Unit
Sandwell Council House
Email – [Sandwell Council request email]
If you are not content with the outcome of an internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
Divisional Manager Inclusive Learning
Sandwell Council…working for you
T: 0121 569 8198
E: [email address].uk