Dear Northumberland County Council,

Can you please provide me with information on the following category of service (a category of service would be classed as an area of business within the Council, for example Transport or Social Care):
1) Does the Local Authority currently operate any form of supplier framework (a supplier framework would be classed as a list of enrolled and accredited companies or individuals that provide goods or services to the Local Authority) for:
a. SEN Transport
b. Home to School
c. Taxi Services
d. Transport for Adult Care

2) If the Council does operate a supplier framework, how many suppliers are listed on the framework?:
a. SEN Transport
b. Home to School
c. Taxi Services
d. Transport for Adult Care –

3) How many transport routes are there?
a. SEN Transport –
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care

4) What is the volume of people using the transport service either monthly or over an academic year?
a. SEN Transport –
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care

5) Do you use technology to monitor passenger usage of the transport service?
a. SEN Transport –
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care

6) If yes to the previous question; What is the technology and its renewal date?
a. SEN Transport –
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care

7) What is the value of the transport service spend for the following?
a. SEN Transport
b. Home to School
c. Taxi Services
d. Transport for Adult Care

8) What is the volume of spend identified/ recovered from ‘Ghost Routes’ for the pervious Academic Year? A Ghost Route is a service that has been commissioned but has no service recipients.
a. SEN Transport –
b. Home to School –
c. Taxi Services –
d. Transport for Adult Care

Yours faithfully,

Mohin Taha

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 10006  

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

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Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 10006   

 

Dear Enquirer,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to school
transport. 

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the (attached/following) information in
response.

1) Does the Local Authority currently operate any form of supplier
framework (a supplier framework would be classed as a list of enrolled and
accredited companies or individuals that provide goods or services to the
Local Authority) for:
Q1a. SEN Transport  YES
Q1b. Home to School YES
Q1c. Taxi Services NO
Q1d. Transport for Adult Care YES
 
2) If the Council does operate a supplier framework, how many suppliers
are listed on the framework?:
Q2a. SEN Transport 176
Q2b. Home to School 196
Q2c. Taxi Services N/A
Q2d. Transport for Adult Care – 132
 
3) How many transport routes are there?
Q3a. SEN Transport – 345
Q3b. Home to Schol – 419
Q3c. Taxi Services – N/A
Q3d. Transport for Adult Care - 75
 
4) What is the volume of people using the transport service either monthly
or over an academic year?
Q4a. SEN Transport – 1,359
Q4b. Home to School – 6,194
Q4c. Taxi Services – N/A
Q4d. Transport for Adult Care 110
 
5) Do you use technology to monitor passenger usage of the transport
service?
Q5a. SEN Transport – NO
Q5b. Home to School – NO
Q5c. Taxi Services – N/A
Q5d. Transport for Adult Care NO
 
6) If yes to the previous question; What is the technology and its renewal
date?
Q6a. SEN Transport – N/A
Q6b. Home to School – N/A
Q6c. Taxi Services – N/A
Q6d. Transport for Adult Care - N/A
7) What is the value of the transport service spend for the following?
Q7a. SEN Transport £6.1m
Q7b. Home to School £9.2m
Q7c. Taxi Services - N/A
Q7d. Transport for Adult Care - £1.1m
 
8) What is the volume of spend identified/ recovered from ‘Ghost Routes’
for the pervious Academic Year? A Ghost Route is a service that has been
commissioned but has no service recipients.
Q8a. SEN Transport – N/A
Q8b. Home to School – N/A
Q8c. Taxi Services –  N/A
Q8d. Transport for Adult Care N/A

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Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

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Cheshire
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Yours faithfully

FOI Coordinator - Local Services
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: [1]http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

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