Freedom of information response

School placements with EHC

Publication date: 
Monday 30 December 2019
Request: 

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 (ehc) plans or statements, placed in independent or non-maintained provision?
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like you to supply me with the information requested for the previous academic year - 2018/19.

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

Response: 

Please see attached document Appendix A.

Please note we are unable to provide the name of the schools as the Council has applied S43 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).  A commercial interest relates to a person’s ability to successfully participate in a commercial activity, i.e. the purchase and the sale of goods or services.  Releasing this information could also potentially risk child identification.

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Where the copyright is owned by Thurrock Council, you must apply to the Council to re-use the information.  Please email information.matters@thurrock.gov.uk if you wish to re-use the information you have been supplied. For information where the copyright is owned by another person or organisation, you must apply to the copyright owner to obtain their permission.

Request reference:
FOI 9606