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Local Offer

Barry Scott made this Freedom of Information request to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Stockport 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?

Yours faithfully,

Barry Scott

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Scott,


I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 8169).


The relevant Council Service(s) has searched for the requested information
and our response is as follows.


In response. There is nothing currently being offered for online advice
and guidance for the Local Offer as non-Pathfinder Local Authorities such
as Stockport are not required to have such a facility available until
September 2014.


The lead officer for implementing this within SMBC is Mr Andy Simpkins,
Head of SEN & Inclusion Strategy, Learning and Achievement ,Children &
Young People’s Directorate.


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Stockport Council

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