Statutory assessment guidance for professionals

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Catherine Griffiths

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please provide me with the advice/guidance/policy that is given to professionals requested by your SEND department to undertake an assessment and write a report as part of a statutory needs assessment for an Education, Health and Care plan.

Can you also provide me with how this guidance has been co produced and how frequently it is reviewed.

Yours faithfully,

Catherine Griffiths

Corrin, Jane, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Catherine Griffiths,

Thank you for your recent email below.  

Some new 2018 guidance has been created for Social Care advice givers
which I have attached - the advice is not co-produced.  The document will
be reviewed if regulation or legislation changes, which effects the advice
and guidance within the document.   As a matter of course the document
will be reviewed within a 2 year period if no changes to regulation or
legislation have occurred.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jane Corrin

Data Protection Officer & Records and Information Manager

Business Management

Wirral Council

 

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Sent: 23 June 2018 12:05

To: InfoMgr, FinDMT

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Statutory assessment guidance
for professionals

 

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

 

Please provide me with the advice/guidance/policy that is given to
professionals requested by your SEND department to undertake an assessment
and write a report as part of a statutory needs assessment for an
Education, Health and Care plan.

 

Can you also provide me with how this guidance has been co produced and
how frequently it is reviewed.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Catherine Griffiths

 

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Catherine Griffiths

Dear Corrin, Jane,

Thank you for the response and for the information relating to Social Care input into an EHCP needs assessment.

My request however was not about Social care specifically. I requested that you;

"provide me with the advice/guidance/policy that is given to
professionals requested by your SEND department to undertake an assessment
and write a report as part of a statutory needs assessment for an
Education, Health and Care plan."

Social care does indeed fall under this remit but my request was for the advice/guidance/policy given to ALL professionals as part of an EHCP needs assessment, for clarity I will supply a list of professionals, please note this list is not exhaustive and I would request the information for any professional I may have missed.

Paediatrician,
Educational Psychologist,
Speech and Language Therapist,
School or educational setting,
child psychologist,
CAMHS,
Occupational Therapist,
SENAAT,
Physiotherapist,
Sensory Service.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Griffiths

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms. Griffiths,

Thank you for your recent request for information shown below, the Council
has no additional recorded information to supply to you in relation to
your request.  Many of the professionals mentioned on your list are
members of professional bodies (e.g., HCPC) and must provide advice in
accordance with their respective professional guidance.

 

The Local Authority does not have any additional specific policy or
guidance in this regard.  It has, however provided further information in
the form of presentations/meetings/discussions. Professionals and parents
are provided with a form to complete when submitting their advice.

I hope this information is useful to you.

 

Yours sincerely

Jane Corrin

Data Protection Officer & Records and Information Manager

Business Management

Wirral Council

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This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be
protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.   You are free
to use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you
are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for
example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may
involve licensing and the application of a charge

 

 

 

                   

From: Catherine Griffiths
[mailto:[FOI #492776 email]]

Sent: 20 July 2018 18:58

To: Corrin, Jane

Subject: Re: FOI 1326585 Catherine Griffiths Statutory assessment guidance
for professionals

 

Dear Corrin, Jane,

 

Thank you for the response and for the information relating to Social Care
input into an EHCP needs assessment.

 

My request however was not about Social care specifically.  I requested
that you;

 

"provide me with the advice/guidance/policy that is given to professionals
requested by your SEND department to undertake an assessment and write a
report as part of a statutory needs assessment for an Education, Health
and Care plan."

 

Social care does indeed fall under this remit but my request was for the
advice/guidance/policy given to ALL professionals as part of an EHCP needs
assessment,  for clarity I will supply a list of professionals, please
note this list is not exhaustive and I would request the information for
any professional I may have missed.

 

Paediatrician,

Educational Psychologist,

Speech and Language Therapist,

School or educational setting,

child psychologist,

CAMHS,

Occupational Therapist,

SENAAT,

Physiotherapist,

Sensory Service.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Catherine Griffiths

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended
solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.
If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager.

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