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Freedom of Information Request

Level of Training received on assessments of disabled children and their families

Received: 25 October 2021

Dear Barnet London Borough,

I request that you provide following information in compliance with your duties under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The purpose of the request
I seek the information detailed below, in order to ascertain the level of training received by the those working for your authority who are responsible for undertaking the assessments of disabled children and their families for disability specific support services under the Children Act 1989 and the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

Statutory cost compliance limit note
If your authority considers that complying with this request in its entirety will exceed the statutory cost of compliance limit (specified in The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004) then I ask that you respond to the following requests in the order they appear until that limit is reached.

Requested Information
Please provide the details specified in (1) - (3) below concerning training courses provided by your authority (whether 'in-house' or externally funded) that specifically addressed the obligations of your authority under the Human Rights Act 1998. This request is limited to those courses that have been provided since April 2018 for your staff members (including agency staff) who were involved in the assessment of 'children in need' support services under section 17 Children Act 1989.
The details requested for courses described above are:
1. The name of the course or courses;
2. Copies of the course programme or course programmes; and
3. The number of staff who have attended the course, or if there was more than one course, the number of staff who have attended each of the courses.

I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request.

If this request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all refusals by reference to specific exemptions of the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

If you require any clarification, please contact me via email in accordance with your duty under section 16 to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this Freedom of Information request problematic.

Please acknowledge receipt of this request by email. I look forward to receiving the information in the near future.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download