Dear Manchester 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 teacher refusing consent)

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

Yours faithfully,

B Saunders

Manchester City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Re: Request for Information - SEN Direct Payments - Reference No:
CHS/99BE6W

Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 4 July 2013.

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Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Unit
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email: [Manchester City Council request email]
Website: www.manchester.gov.uk




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Freedom of Information request - SEN Direct Payments

Dear Manchester 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 teacher refusing consent)

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

Yours faithfully,

B Saunders

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Manchester City Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Request for Information - SEN Direct Payments - Reference Number:
CHS/99BE6W

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 4 July 2013 and has been considered under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You question and response:

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

(ii) details of what types of provision these payments were awarded for -
To pay for teaching assistant, speech and language therapy and ASD support

(iii) the number of requests refused and the reasons for the refusals
(including head teacher refusing consent) - None

(iv) copies of any block funding contracts with health service providers
for special educational needs provision - We do not have any health block
contracts apart from with CAMHS

Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an
internal review. If you wish to complain you should contact the
Information Governance Unit via [Manchester City Council request email] or
Town Hall, Room 401, Manchester, M60 2LA. 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 .

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

Yours sincerely,

Amanda Corcoran
Senior Strategy Manager Directorate for Children and Commissioning
Floor 4, Town Hall Extension
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA

Tel: 0161 234 1866
Fax: 0161 276 7629
cs[Manchester City Council request email]
www.manchester.gov.uk

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