SEN officer regional meetings

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Mandy Redfellow

Dear Leeds City Council,

Do any of your SEN officers partake in regular regional meetings with SEN officers from other local authorities? If so:

1 What is the name of this regional group?
2 Which local authorities are involved?
3 How often are meetings held?
4 Please provide notes or minutes of meetings for the last two years

Yours faithfully,

Mandy Redfellow

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Mandy Redfellow

Freedom of information request Ref 16692 : SEN officer regional meetings

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 7, June 2016. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

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Children's FOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Mandy Redfellow


Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 16692)


I refer to the above and your request dated 7, June 2016. I have contacted
the relevant services and now provide a response to the following request
regarding SEN officer regional meetings.


  Information Requested Response
1 Do any of your SEN officers partake Yes Leeds City Council SEN
in regular regional meetings with SEN officers partake in regular
officers from other local regional meetings with SEN
authorities? (Yes/No) officers from other local

2 If so,  

 a. What is the name of this regional a) The Head of Complex Needs
group? attends the Yorkshire and Humber
 b. Which local authorities are 0-25 SEND Strategic Forum
 c. How often are meetings held? b) All 15 of the Yorkshire and
Humber local authorities are

c) The meetings take place 4 times
a year




a) The Senior Casework Officer in
the Special Educational Needs Team
attends The SEN Regional Officers’

b)This is held approximately 3
times a year.

c)This meeting includes the
majority of the Yorkshire and
Humber local authorities.
3 Please provide notes or minutes of The minutes  of the 0-25 Regional
meetings for the last two years Forum will be held by the East
Riding which administers the

York administers the SEN Regional
Officers’ meeting.


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Yours sincerely,


Sam Slatcher

Information Access Officer

Information Governance Team

Information Management &Technology

Children’s Services

PO Box 837

Leeds City



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