FOI Request - SEN School Placements

Request 101002163695

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

For questions 2 through 7, please supply the following information as a snapshot at the end of the year for financial years 2014/15 to 2018/19.
2. How many children (under the age of 18) with Additional Support Needs did your local authority commission educational funding to send them to an Independent Special School?
3. Of the total number of children (under the age of 18) with Additional Support Needs funded in Independent Special Schools (Q2), how many have; (a) ASD (primary type of need) and (b) SEMH (primary type of need)?
4. Of the total number of children (under the age of 18) with Additional Support Needs funded in Independent Special Schools, how many with ASD (primary type of need) (Q3) are in day, 38-week and 52-week placements?
5. Of the children (under the age of 18) with Additional Support Needs funded in Independent Special Schools, with ASD (primary type of need) in day, 38-week and 52-week placements (Q4), how many of those placements are made out of area (i.e. outside the local authority boundary)?
6. Of the total number of children (under the age of 18) with Additional Support Needs funded in Independent Special Schools, how many with SEMH (primary type of need) (Q3) are in day, 38-week and 52-week placements?
7. Of the children (under the age of 18) with Additional Support Needs funded in Independent Special Schools, with SEMH (primary type of need) in day, 38-week and 52-week placements (Q6), how many of those placements are made out of area (i.e. outside the local authority boundary)?
8. Please give the total local authority expenditure on; (a) placing children (under the age of 18) with Additional Support Needs in Independent Special Schools; (b) placing children (under the age of 18) with Additional Support Needs, with ASD (primary type of need), in Independent Special Schools; (c) placing children (under the age of 18) with Additional Support Needs, with SEMH (primary type of need), in Independent Special Schools for each of the financial years 2014/15 to 2018/19.

Response 18-07-2019

1. Jackie Stevenson
Head of Integrated Children’s Services (ASN)
Jacqueline.stevenson5@moray-edunet.gov.uk
01343 563608

2.
2014/15 - 9

2015/16 The numbers are so few that disclosure could lead to the identification of individuals. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information.
2016/17 The numbers are so few that disclosure could lead to the identification of individuals. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information.
2017/18 The numbers are so few that disclosure could lead to the identification of individuals. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information.
2018/19 The numbers are so few that disclosure could lead to the identification of individuals. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information.

3. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.

4. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.

5. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.

6. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.

7. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.

8.

(a)
2014/15 - £339,184
2015/16 - £168,993
2016/17 - £  96,565
2017/18 - £115,101
2018/19 - £124,685

(b) In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.

(c) In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held.

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