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Dear Stockton on Tees 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

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Dear Barry
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE – SBC1317
 
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Dear Barry Scott

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – OUR REF SBC1317

 

Further to your email received on 23 December 2013; I am now in a position
to respond to your request for information.  I have left your questions on
for ease of reference.

 

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:-

 

Q1.      What is your local authority currently offering for online advice
and guidance for Local Offer?

 

A1.       Stockton is currently working on the development of the Local
Offer in line with expected implementation of the Children and Families
Bill legislation in September 2014 and at present does not provide advice
and guidance in the form of a Local offer online.

 

Q2.      What is the name of the person who is leading on the Local Offer 
within your  Local Authority?

 

A2.       Jane Harvey,  Early Years and Complex Needs Manager.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further
information.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you may make a
corporate complaint by completing the complaint form, and return to
Complaints Team, Children, Education and Social Care, Parkside, Melrose
Avenue, Billingham.  TS23 2JH.  Alternatively, you can complete the form
online at

 

[1]http://www.stockton.gov.uk/stocktoncounc...

 

A review of your complaint will then be undertaken by a nominated officer.

 

OR You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK1 0AF

Tel: 0303 1231113

[2]www.ico.gov.uk>

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Kim Hunter

Governance Support Officer

4^th Floor, Bayheath House

5 Prince Regent Street

Stockton on Tees

TS18 1DF

 

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