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Catherine Griffiths

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please supply me with the following figures for the years,
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and for the first half of 2019,

How many requests were made for a statutory assessment under the Children’s and Families act.

How many were refused.

How many were agreed following mediation.

How many resulted in an EHCP being written.

From the number of refusal to assess, in how many cases were tribunal
Papers submitted by parents.

How many tribunals have there been for each of the above years? Please include all appeals not just refusal to assess.

Yours faithfully,

Catherine Griffiths

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act, which has been received by Wirral Borough Council.

The Council can confirm this request was received by the FOI team.

Your enquiry was passed to the relevant Council department(s), and we will aim to issue a substantive response within the statutory timeframe FOI act (2000), 20 working days from the receipt of your request.

Yours sincerely,

Chelsea Dalton
Information Management Officer
Business Management - ICT
Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH
Tel: 0151 666 5201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

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Catherine Griffiths

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

I am wondering when I will hear about the information I have requested as the 20 days is up today.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Griffiths

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good afternoon Ms Griffiths,

As you currently have 3 outstanding FOI's it would be helpful to know which FOI your email is regarding.

If you could please elaborate, we can discuss further after I have contacted the correct department dealing with said request.

Best regards,

Chelsea Dalton
Information Management Officer
Business Management - ICT
Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH
Tel: 0151 666 5201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

PLEASE FORWARD ALL FOI RESPONSES TO [Wirral Borough Council request email]

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Catherine Griffiths

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

It is the refusal to assess.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Griffiths

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you for your email Ms Griffiths.

I can confirm the due date for this Freedom of Information Request is tomorrow & have chased it up again today, with the department currently collating the information.

As soon as we receive an update I will issue you with a response.

Best regards,

Chelsea Dalton
Information Management Officer
Business Management - ICT
Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH
Tel: 0151 666 5201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

PLEASE FORWARD ALL FOI RESPONSES TO [Wirral Borough Council request email]

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Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Griffiths,

 

Thank you for your recent FOI submitted under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000. Please find our response to this FOI request below:

 

PLEASE NOTE: Figures less than 5, (marked <5 in responses), pose a threat
to the individual & therefore have been redacted or summarised. Low
figures are exempt under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 as disclosure would allow the possibility of the identification of a
living individual(s), thereby breaching the Data Protection Act 2018 and
General Data Protection Regulations. The Council believes disclosure of
actual numbers and/or addresses of the general public could potentially
identify individuals would not provide any greater understanding of the
subject matter.

 

Over the following time periods 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and for the first
half of 2019:

1.  How many requests were made for a statutory assessment under the
Children’s and Families act.

Information for 2015-2017 is not held in the format requested.

The 2018 information is held on the SEN2 report. 

The number of requests for assessment up to 2/7/19 is 203.

 

2. How many were refused.

As above.

The number of refusals for 2019 are 55.

 

3. How many were agreed following mediation.

This data is not held by the LA in this way.

The number of mediations are recorded for 2018/19 and attached.

 

4. How many resulted in an EHCP being written.

This data is not held by the LA in this way.

 

5. From the number of refusal to assess, in how many cases were tribunal
Papers submitted by parents.

This data is not held by the LA in this way for the time periods it has
been requested for. However, I have attached the data the LA hold
regarding tribunals.

 

6. How many tribunals have there been for each of the above years?  Please
include all appeals not just refusal to assess.

See answer for Q5.

 

I trust this response is satisfactory to your enquiries,

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review of the refusal of the information
requested.  Please direct any request for an internal review to
[1][Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated for
review.

 

You do also have the right to complain to the information Commissioner, if
you are dissatisfied with the outcome of any internal review:
[2]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Business Management - ICT

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

[3][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

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