SEN Direct Payments Pilot

Fiona Nicholson made this Freedom of Information request to Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

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Fiona Nicholson

Dear Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council,

Could you please tell me (i) the number of direct payments for special educational needs which were granted under the SEN (Direct Payments) (Pilot Order) 2012 and (ii) details of what types of provision these payments were awarded

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

informationrights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Nicholson

I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.


Your request dated 12 July 2014 was received by this department on 14 July 2014.

A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 11 August 2014.

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Should our final decision not reach you on time, please feel free to call the contact officer named above to discuss any problems that may have arisen.

Yours sincerely
Information Rights Officer

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Ian Stewart, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

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Hi Fiona,

Further to your recent request on SEN direct payments please find below
the information provided by our Pupil and Parent Services Team;


Total 21 payments

19 transport only

1 support and transport

1 equipment





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Ian Stewart
Exclusions & Admissions Officer
Behaviour & Attendance Improvement Team
Tel: 0191 433 8591  Fax: 0191 433 8583
Dryden Centre. Evistones Road, Gateshead NE9 5UR


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Fiona Nicholson

Hi Ian

Astonishingly swift response thank you very much!