This request under the Freedom of Information Act; it relates to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) / High Needs specialist support services for children and young people funded by your local authority (i.e. Speech and Language, Physical and Sensory Support, Autism Outreach).
For each financial year (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17), please provide:
1. A list of each individual SEND / High Needs service provided by your local authority
Information relating to the all the services for SEND / High needs will be in the pinpoint section at the bottom of the local offer website.
We would not hold historic data
2. The number of children/young people supported by each service
3. The total local authority spend on each service
4. If a service closed/reformed during the course of the specified year, please state how it changed (i.e. closed, amalgamated with another service, contract handed to private sector) and the date of closure/reform.
2, 3, 4) From our preliminary assessment, we estimate that compliance with your request would exceed the appropriate costs limit under section 12 of the Freedom of information Act 2000. This is currently £450 or 18 hours of officer time.
Rather than refusing your request at this stage, I would like to explore with you how Devon County Council may best assist you to request relevant information which we hold. Please could you specify which services you are interested in. If you need assistance with this, please do not hesitate to contact me on the above telephone number or by email at email@example.com.