FOI request (FOI-71501323)
Children and Families Act 2014
Requested Wed 28 March 2018
Responded Wed 04 April 2018
Under Section 22 of the Children and Families Act 2014, it's stated that A local authority in England must exercise its functions with a view to securing that it identifies- a) the children and young people in its area who have or may have special educational needs, and b) all the children and young people in its area who have a disability.
Under the Freedom of Information act I'm hoping to gain information on this, to identify what is being done in London to detect learning difficulties- specifically Dyslexia, as well as the amount of diagnoses which have been made.
If you could provide me with the number of diagnoses of dyslexia in children made annually, for the past 10 years if possible (if not, the nearest amount) in which have happened in schools in your borough- alongside the amount of screenings/testings for learning difficulties.
I also want to receive information on what funding is being given to schools for learning difficulties, stating how much and where it is going.
If also your councils have specific information on section 22 of the Children and Families Act (2014) which explains how they are acting upon it including current produces in place, that would be great.
This area is dealt with by East Sussex County Council Children's Services, please visit their website for further information: www.eastsussex.gov.uk
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