Schools and EHCP information

Please can you provide me with the name of the current educational placement (school) of any young people, 16 years of age and under, with educational health care (EHCP) plans or statements, placed in independent or non-maintained provision?

I would ask you to provide the information in an excel document, broken down under the following headings:

Category of Need (SEMH, ASD, etc.)

Name of School

Type of placement – (Day or residential placement)

Cost of placement per year

This information can be seen in the excel spreadsheet available via the link below:

ECHP information

With respect to cost of placement, in a number of the cases, as indicated in the spreadsheet, a disclosure of this information would prejudice the ability of the council to negotiate future placements with different providers.  Whilst we acknowledge the need to be open, it is not in the public interest to impact upon the provision of education or the council’s commercial decisions in the provision of education.  This information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s. 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.