Dear Barking and Dagenham 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,

Aaron Smith

Freedom of Information, Barking and Dagenham Borough Council

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Dear Mr Smith

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
is set out below:

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

There is currently a consultation draft of the London Borough of Barking
and Dagenham's Local Offer on-line as well as a feedback sheet. This can
be found at:
http://www.lbbd.gov.uk/SENLocaloffer

This is in readiness for the expected legal requirement from September
2014 (if the Children and families Bill becomes law as it is) to provide
the Local Offer online.

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 lead for the Local Offer is Jackie Ross, SEN Consultant.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Smith [mailto:[FOI #190520 email]]
Sent: 23 December 2013 15:38
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Local offer

Dear Barking and Dagenham 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,

Aaron Smith

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