School Placements

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Dear Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with the name of the current educational placement (school) of any young people, 16 years of age and under, with educational health care (ehc) plans or statements, placed in independent or non-maintained provision?
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like you to supply me with the information requested for the previous academic year - 2018/19.

I would ask you to provide the information in an excel document, broken down under the following headings:

Category of Need (SEMH, ASD, etc.)
Name of School
Type of placement - (Day or residential placement)
Cost of placement per year

I would be grateful if you could send your response in csv. or Excel format within the 20 day reply period.

Yours faithfully,

Lily Kerrigan

Data Protection, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Thank you
Trafford Council

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Children Families & Wellbeing FOI, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Kerrigan

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Request (FOI 8765) dated 21st November 2019.

Please see the attached spreadsheet which provides the information the Council holds in relation to your request.

I would like to advise that under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Trafford Council has a duty to supply any information on request, unless there is an exemption. In this instance, the following absolute exemption applies to some of the information you have requested, and thus because the individual totals to these questions would be less than 5 it is therefore potentially possible to identify the relevant child/ young person. Where this is the case the figure will be shown as <5

Section 40(2)- The information constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject and releasing the information would breach the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018– we cannot disclose all of the information to you because we believe it would be possible to identify individuals and this would be a breach of the Data Protection Act.

I hope this is helpful however if you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: Information Governance Manager, Trafford Council, Town Hall, Talbot Road Stretford M33 0TH or via email to [Trafford Council request email]

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Kindest Regards


Tracy Tarry
Customer Engagement Support Officer

Integrated Customer Engagement Team (ICE)

Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Tel: 0161 912 1941
Fax: 0161 912 1289

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