Places funded in SEELB to Glencraig Curative School

D Hoggs made this Freedom of Information request to South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

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Dear South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland),

1. Please advise how many children and young people up to the age of 19 years have received funding from the SEELB during the last two fiscal years, if any, and this current fiscal year to date, to attend GLENCRAIG Curative School, Northern Ireland.

2. Please advise of the costs associated with same, indicating the cost on a per person basis for both full-time and part time attendance if applicable.

3. If you cannot answer question 2 above, please advise the full costs, paid by the SEELB associated with sending a child/young person to this facility for one year on a full-time basis.

4. Please advise of the parental/carer/guardian financial contribution (if any) required in the said placements.

5. Please advise of contributions from other agencies (name them) and/or Departments which assist with funding for said placements and percentage of their total contribution on a per person basis.

If you cannot answer any of the questions above, please advise me who can.

Yours faithfully,

D Hoggs

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Alberta Park, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

15 December 2014

 

 

Dear Mr Hoggs

 

Re: Information Request received on 12 December 2014. Our Ref: RFI/1151

 

I write further to your recent information request which is receiving
attention.

 

We are currently considering your request in more detail and will forward
a response to you as soon as possible but not later than the 10 January
2015.                           

 

If for any reason this situation changes, we will notify you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alberta Park

Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

South Eastern Education and Library Board

Grahamsbridge Road

Dundonald

BT16 2HS

 

 

 

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Alberta Park, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

15 December 2014

 

 

Dear Mr Hoggs

 

Re: Information Request received on 12 December 2014. Our Ref: RFI/1151

 

I write further to your recent information request which is receiving
attention.

 

We are currently considering your request in more detail and will forward
a response to you as soon as possible but not later than the 14 January
2015.                           

 

If for any reason this situation changes, we will notify you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alberta Park

Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

South Eastern Education and Library Board

Grahamsbridge Road

Dundonald

BT16 2HS

 

 

 

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Alberta Park, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

19 December 2014

 

 

Dear Mr Hoggs

 

Re: Request for Information received on 12 December 2014.  Our Ref:
RFI/1151

 

I write further to your recent request for information. Please find
detailed the following information:-

 

1.    Copy of your initial request.

 

2.    The following information as per your request:

 

1.       Pupils 12/13        9              13/14     7             
14/15     7

 

2.       Given the small number of pupils concerned, SEELB is unable to be
specific on cost per pupil because of Data Protection issues.

 

3.       Total Cost for pupils was:              12/13    £215,178 
            13/14    £326,563              14/15    £479,000 (projected)

 

4.       Information not held by SEELB

 

5.       Information not held by SEELB

 

Please note information pertaining to question 2 of your request for
information is being supressed by the South Eastern Education and Library
Board under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

Section 40(2) of the FOIA provides that information is exempt from
disclosure if it constitutes personal data and either the first or the
second condition in section 40(3) is satisfied.  The first condition in
section 40(3) states that the disclosure of personal data would (i)
contravene any of the data protection principles, or (ii) section 10 of
the Data Protection Act 1998. 

Where figures present as five or less, disclosure of the requested
information would be unfair and would breach the first data protection
principle as the information relates to living person/s and those person/s
are considered identifiable.     

If you have any complaints in respect of your information request, please
submit your complaint in accordance with the Board’s Comments and
Complaints Policy which is available on the Board’s website.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alberta Park

Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

South Eastern Education and Library Board

Grahamsbridge Road

Dundonald

BT16 2HS

 

 

 

 

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Dear Alberta Park,

Please see similar FOI sent to SELB regarding similar information below:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Please note this is not a complaint, it is a request to provide the information outlined originally in the FOI.

Note the SELB has, and other ELB's have been forthcoming in providing information regarding a very small number of individuals regarding similar FOI's. Also please note, no individual's personal information has been divulged or alluded to, nor is their information discoverable from the SELB and/or other ELB information.

You stated, "Where figures present as five or less, disclosure of the requested information would be unfair and would breach the first data protection principle as the information relates to living person/s and those persons are considered identifiable."

Please note as per your response, the number of funded places referred to is well above "five".

Your figures were as follows:
Year Pupils #
12/13--- 9
13/14---7
14/15---7

The number of individuals being provided places and/or funding to attend or access Glencraig in the SEELB since 2012 is well above other ELBs and by comparison these numbers are NOT relatively "small" as stated by you in your response.

Please answer question 2 in my original FOI:

"2. Please advise of the costs associated with same, indicating the
cost on a per person basis for both full-time and part time
attendance if applicable."

As I stated earlier, no personal information will be made discoverable by SEELB answering the questions I asked.Please advise why you think Sections 40(2) and 40(3) of FOIA apply here.

I look forward to your answers to my questions.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

D Hoggs

Alberta Park, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

Thank you for your email.

 

I am out of office until 5 January 2015.  The email you have sent will not
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Thank you

Alberta Park
Information Officer

South Eastern Education and Library Board
Freedom of Information Unit

Alberta Park, South-Eastern Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)

5 January 2015

 

 

Dear Mr Hoggs

 

Re: Request for Information received on 12 December 2014.  Our Ref:
RFI/1151

 

I write further to your recent request for information. Please
find detailed the following information as per your request:-

 

Question 2

 

Please advise of the costs associated with same, indicating the cost on a
per person basis for both full-time and part time attendance if
applicable.

 

The annual cost of a pupil attending Glencraig is based on the Special
Educational Needs of the individual pupil.

 

The range of full-time costs on a per person basis (annualised) applicable
in each of the years is as follows:

2012/13
£15,887
£31,262
£46,896
£62,524
 
2013/14
£43,646
£60,913
£103,261
 
2014/15
£47,807
£68,074
£86,467
£108,609

 

Part-time attendance was not applicable.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alberta Park

Information Officer

Freedom of Information Unit

South Eastern Education and Library Board

Grahamsbridge Road

Dundonald

BT16 2HS

 

 

 

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