Local offer

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Dear Kent 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,

Aaron Smith

Kent County Council

Dear Mr Smith

 

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Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 23rd January 2013 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

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Debbie Percival
BSS Information Resilience & Transparency
Information Access Officer
Room 2.71 Sessions House
Maidstone
Kent ME14 1XQ
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From: Aaron Smith [[1]mailto:[FOI #190503 email]]
Sent: 23 December 2013 15:35
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Local offer

Dear Kent 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,

Aaron Smith

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Kent County Council

Dear Mr Smith

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000, relating to the Local Offer.

 

I am pleased to provide the response below:

 

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

The new statutory requirement does not come into force until September
2014. Kent County Council has begun some development and has a working
group with all stakeholders e.g. parents, other agencies, schools &
colleges. Please see the link below to our website where there is
information about the pathfinder and the Local Offer development:

 

[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_lea...

 

[2]http://www.kent.gov.uk/education_and_lea...

 

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.

The name of the person is Julie Ely, Head of SEN Assessment & Placement,
Room 2.40a Sessions House, Maidstone ME14 1XQ. Telephone: 03000 41 41 41

 

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on our website. Please quote reference FOI/13/1973.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
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Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [4]http://www.ico.org.uk/complaints

 

Many thanks
 
James Mercer
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 221037, Internal: 7000 1037, Fax: 01622 696075
[5]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/cont...

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Smith [[6]mailto:[FOI #190503 email]]
Sent: 23 December 2013 15:35
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Local offer

Dear Kent 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,

Aaron Smith

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