FOI Request - Children with Special Educational Needs

Request 101001206268

1. Please could you supply the name, job title, email address and telephone number of the commissioner with responsibility for children’s SEN placements.

For questions 2 through 7, please supply the following information as a snapshot at the end of the year for the financial years 2012/13 to 2015/16, and where possible, the most up to date snapshot available for 2016/17.

2. Please provide the total number of children funded by the local authority with special educational needs (with an EHC plan or statement of SEN/SEND).

3. Of the total number of children with SEN (q.2) please provide the number that are in day placements; in 52 week placements; in 38 week placements.

4. Of the total number of children with SEN (q.2) please provide the number that are looked after children.

5. Of the total number children with SEN (q.2) please provide the number with a special educational need with Autism (ASD); with a Learning Disability: Multiple/Profound; with a Learning Disability: Specific/Moderate; with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (sometimes abbreviated BESD or EBD).

6. Of the total number of children with SEN (q.2) please provide the number that are in Independent Special Schools.

7. Of the total number of children with SEN (q.2) please provide the number that are in out-of-area placements.

8. Please provide the Local Authority’s total expenditure on SEN placements in Independent Special Schools for each of the financial years 2012/13 to 2015/16, and where possible, budgeted expenditure for 2016/17. If expenditure for 2015/16 is not yet available, please provide projected expenditure.

Clarification sought 07-06-2016

No clarification received. Case closed 08-08-2016

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