Dear Department for Education,
Please publish any report / documentation produced by Dr Charles Palmer, the DfE SEN Advisor, following his visit to North Yorkshire County Council in May 2015. Please publish the protocols/guidance that DfE SEN advisors follow when monitoring local authorities.
Dear Ms Redfellow
Thank you for your information request received on 11 June 2015. You asked the Department for Education to publish a copy of any report / documentation produced by Dr Charles Palmer, the DfE SEND Advisor, following his visit to North Yorkshire County Council in May 2015, along with the protocols/guidance that DfE SEN advisors follow when monitoring local authorities. I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I attach a copy of Dr Palmer’s note in response to your request.
I can confirm that the department’s SEND advisors do not follow any formal guidance when monitoring local authorities but they are expected to ensure that key areas of the reforms are being implemented by local authorities in line with the legislative and cultural intentions behind the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Code of Practice 2015. A standard template is used by all SEND advisors to report back to the department following their visits to local authorities.
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