Special educational needs and disabilities facts and figures

Ken Upton made this Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Relevant legislation:
Children & Families Act 2014
Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014

Can you please provide the following information, for each academic year 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18:
1. How many Personal Budgets (PB) has Derby City Council (DCC) agreed?

2. What is the amount of each PB awarded?

3. What is the total amount of all PBs awarded?

4. How many PBs has DCC awarded to families specifically for:
(a) elected home education
(b) education other than at school (EOTAS)

5. For each PB that has been awarded, what special educational needs & disability (SEND) have they been awarded for?

6. How long has it taken DCC to process each PB from the date of request to the date of award?

7. How many final Education Health & Care Plans (EHCPs) has DCC made where EOTAS is named in Section I of the EHCP?

8. How much money has DCC spent on hiring legal representation to respond to appeals to the SEND Tribunal?

9. How much total SEND budget did DCC receive and how much of the total budget was spent?

10. Has DCC, since 2014, allocated any funds from the SEND budget to any other budget?
(a) if so, how much?
(b) for what purpose?

Yours faithfully,

Ken Upton

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Upton,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on the 25 April 2018.

We will be processing your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In accordance with the legislation, the deadline for responding is 20 working days from the receipt of the request, this being 24 May 2018. However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours Sincerely,

Justin Hird
Legal Assistant
For John McElvaney
Director of Legal Services
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG

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CS DP and FOI (Childrens Services), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Upton

 

I write further to your request for information received on 25th April
2018.

 

Officers dealing with your request have asked for clarification as to
whether your request is for Derbyshire County Council or Derby City
Council as you have mentioned both in your request.

 

In accordance with s. 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the
request cannot be processed until clarification has been received. The
deadline will be calculated on receipt of clarification.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Yates

 

 

Julie Yates | Management Information Officer | SAR / FOI Team |
Information & ICT | Children’s Services | Derbyshire County Council |
County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG | Tel: 01629 538853 / 531226

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CS DP and FOI (Childrens Services), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Upton

 

I write further to your request for information received on 25th April
2018 and to my clarification request below sent earlier today.

 

Officers dealing with your request have asked for clarification as to what
type of personal budget you would like information i.e. Education, Health
or Social Care?

 

In accordance with s. 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the
request cannot be processed until clarification has been received. The
deadline will be calculated on receipt of clarification.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Yates

 

 

Julie Yates | Management Information Officer | SAR / FOI Team |
Information & ICT | Children’s Services | Derbyshire County Council |
County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG | Tel: 01629 538853 / 531226

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From: CS DP and FOI (Childrens Services)
Sent: 01 May 2018 16:11
To: '[FOI #480218 email]'
<[FOI #480218 email]>
Subject: FOI Request 418-18 Upton - Clarification request

 

Dear Mr Upton

 

I write further to your request for information received on 25th April
2018.

 

Officers dealing with your request have asked for clarification as to
whether your request is for Derbyshire County Council or Derby City
Council as you have mentioned both in your request.

 

In accordance with s. 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the
request cannot be processed until clarification has been received. The
deadline will be calculated on receipt of clarification.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Yates

 

 

Julie Yates | Management Information Officer | SAR / FOI Team |
Information & ICT | Children’s Services | Derbyshire County Council |
County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG | Tel: 01629 538853 / 531226

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on [6]Facebook

 

 

 

 

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Dear CS DP and FOI (Childrens Services),

Further to your requests for clarification:
1. The type of personal budget I would like information on is Education, Health and Social Care.

2. The request is for Derbyshire County Council

Yours sincerely,

Ken Upton

CS DP and FOI (Childrens Services), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Upton

 

Thank you for providing clarification in relation to our Freedom of
Information request received on 8th May 2018.

In accordance with s. 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the
deadline for your response has been recalculated as 6th June 2018, however
we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Yates

 

Julie Yates | Management Information Officer | SAR / FOI Team |
Information & ICT | Children’s Services | Derbyshire County Council |
County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG | Tel: 01629 538853 / 531226

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Dear CS DP and FOI (Childrens Services),

The response to your request has been delayed. You can say that, by law, the authority should normally have responded promptly.

Yours sincerely,

Ken Upton

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

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Dear Mr Upton,

 

Please see response to your request.

 

Kind regards Justin

 

Justin Hird Legal Assistant |Commissioning, Communities and Policy
| Derbyshire County Council | County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG
| Direct dial: 01629 539336
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