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Dear Lewisham Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, could you please
provide details of:

(i) the number of direct payments for special educational needs granted under the SEN (Direct Payments) (Pilot Order) 2012.

(Ii) details of what types of provision these payments were awarded for

(iii) the number of requests refused and the reasons for the refusals (including head teache refusing consent)

(iv) copies of any block funding contracts with health service providers for special educational needs provision

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Richards

Foi, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mrs Richards
 
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
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Many thanks and kind regards
 
Wendy Stevens
Corporate Information Team
020 8314 8215
 

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Dear Ms Stevens,

My name is P Richards.

Hope this is sufficient.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Richards

Foi, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mrs Richards
 
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Reference No: 232329
 
Thank you for your recent request. Your request is being considered and
you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working
days, subject to the application of any exemptions. Where consideration is
being given to exemptions the 20 working day timescale may be extended to
a period considered reasonable depending on the nature and circumstances
of your request. In such cases you will be notified and, where possible, a
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Kind Regards
 
 
Wendy Stevens
Corporate Information Team
Tel 020 8314 8215
 

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Casework, CYP, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mrs Richards,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000

Reference No: 232329
 
Thank you for your recent request relating to direct payments.  I
apologise for the delay in responding. Please see the below information in
response to your request.
(i) the number of direct payments for special educational needs granted
under the SEN (Direct Payments) (Pilot Order) 2012.
 3 direct payments are in place at present.      
 (ii) details of what types of provision these payments were awarded for
See above
(iii) the number of requests refused and the reasons for the refusals
(including head teacher refusing consent)
None have been refused
(iv) copies of any block funding contracts with health service providers
for special educational needs provision
 
We have contacted South London and Maudsley NHS Trust who have asked that
you make a direct FoI request to them for this information. Please direct
your request to Dorett Davis at [1][email address].
 
We hope you find this information useful.
You have a right of appeal against this response. If you wish to appeal
you must do so in writing to the Corporate Information Manager at the
following address:
Corporate Information Team
London Borough of Lewisham
1^st Flr, Town Hall Chambers
Catford,
London, SE6 4RY

or
[email address]
Yours sincerely
James Scott
Childrens Complaints and Representations Officer
Quality Assurance Service
020 831 47435
[email address]

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