Short Breaks Services Statement

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Dear Peterborough City Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I request the following information in relation to your Short Breaks Services Statement:

1) What evidence do you have that the statement is accessible to families (i.e. unique visitors/ postal reach etc.)?
2) How often do you review the Short breaks statement? When was the last time you revised it and for what reason?
3) How many children have been refused short breaks services because of eligibility criteria in the last twelve months? How many of these had an assessment?
4) How often do you consult families on the content of the short breaks statement? When did this last happen and how many families were involved?
5) What evidence do you have that you deliver short breaks to children and young people as outlined in your statement?
6) How many children do you have records of that you consider to be currently eligible for short breaks?

Yours faithfully,

Emily Tyrrell

FOI Team, Peterborough City Council

Dear Emily Tyrrell 
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"FOI Team" <foi@peterborough.gov.uk>, Peterborough City Council

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST  CRN1507048799     

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

 

Your request for information, with reference number CRN1507048799 has
now been considered and the information requested is given below.

Information Request: Under the Freedom of Information Act, I request
the following information in relation to your Short Breaks Services
Statement:
 
1)            What evidence do you have that the statement is
accessible to families (i.e. unique visitors/ postal reach etc.)?
2)            How often do you review the Short breaks statement?
When was the last time you revised it and for what reason?
3)            How many children have been refused short breaks
services because of eligibility criteria in the last twelve months?
How many of these had an assessment?
4)            How often do you consult families on the content of the
short breaks statement? When did this last happen and how many
families were involved?
5)            What evidence do you have that you deliver short breaks
to children and young people as outlined in your statement?
6)            How many children do you have records of that you
consider to be currently eligible for short breaks?

        

Our Response: 1)            What evidence do you have that the
statement is accessible to families (i.e. unique visitors/ postal
reach etc.)?
 
The Short Breaks Service Statement has just been revised (July 2015),
and is available to view on the Peterborough City Council website and
through the Local Offer. It was revised in consultation with Family
Voice who helped design the content and the look of the statement.
 We have designed our local offer which is attached and sent to all
parent and carer groups, also schools and early years settings.
2)            How often do you review the Short breaks statement?
When was the last time you revised it and for what reason?
The first Short Breaks Service Statement was published in 2011.  On
both occasions the Statement has been designed working alongside
parents and carers represented through Family Voice.  It was last
revised in July 2015 as part of the SEND offer.  Previous to this it
was revised in 2013 following feedback from parent and carers that
the offer needed to be more flexible (see attached).

3)            How many children have been refused short breaks
services because of eligibility criteria in the last twelve months?
How many of these had an assessment?
Two and both had assessments

4)            How often do you consult families on the content of the
short breaks statement? When did this last happen and how many
families were involved?
There is a panel for access to the short breaks offer following
assessment and quarter monitoring of all of the services commissioned
under this offer.  Part of the monitoring arrangements are to consult
with the users of the services and feedback.

5)            What evidence do you have that you deliver short breaks
to children and young people as outlined in your statement?
 
All of these services report each quarter (see attached). The
services identified in the statement are monitored quarterly for
attendance and quality of provision. As part of the monitoring,
families are asked for their opinion of the services delivered.

6)            How many children do you have records of that you
consider to be currently eligible for short breaks?

We have records to show that 460 children and young people currently
access a short breaks service (July 2015).
 
 
  

 

       

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