Dear Brighton and Hove City 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 teachers refusing consent)

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

Yours faithfully,

E Doherty

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

Thank you for your request for information and I confirm we shall respond no later than 1st August 2013.

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Christopher Flynn, Brighton and Hove City Council

1 Attachment

Regarding your request for information  under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000:  Ref:  foi/641/13

 

Please find set out below the information in response to the above
request:

 

1. Number of direct payments for special educational needs granted under
the SEN (Direct payments) pilot order 2012

 

Response: 7

 

2. Details of what type of provision these payments were awarded for

 

Response: Home to school travel

 

3. The number of requests and the reasons fore the refusals (including
head teachers refusing consent

 

Response: None refused

 

4. Copies of any block funding contracts with health service providers for
special educational needs provision

 

Response: The attached document is the block contract between the LA and
SCT for 2011/2012 which was extended for another year to run until the end
of March 2013.

 

The contract for 2013/2014 is being reviewed given the changes nationally
which impact on the commissioning arrangements

 

 

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