Dear Barnet Borough Council,

Can you please provide the following information. In all instances where numbers are asked for please provide them both as a whole number and as a percentage.

1. How many children of compulsory school age do you currently have under local authority care?

Of these;
i) How many were school educated by their parents before going into care?
ii) How many were electively home educated by their parents before going into care?

2. Can you please provide a statistical breakdown of the reasons why children in your local authority have been put under local authority care?

3. Please provide the number of children under local authority care classed as children missing education for the years (Jan 01 - Dec 31 in all instances) 2015, 2016, 2017.

4. Please provide a breakdown of how the children under local authority care are currently receiving their educational provision. Please include CME statistics.

5. Please provide the number of children aged 10 - 18 under local authority who have;

i) Gone missing
ii) Had police involvement
iii) Been groomed by adults after going into LAC.
iv) Had a relationship that resulted in pregnancy.
v) Had a relationship that resulted in parenthood.

6. Of the children currently under LAC please provide the number of children who have been identified as needing supportive therapy; This could be SEN, mentally, emotionally, physically etc.

Of these children;

i) How many have successfully received the therapy recommended?
ii) How many are in receipt of the therapy recommended?
iii) How many are waiting to receive the therapy recommended?

Finally, can you please provide statistics/documentation and evidence for the educational outcomes for all children under local authority care?

Yours faithfully,

G Swanson

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Sarah Past, Barnet Borough Council

 
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Our reference: 4283196

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Dear Mx Swanson
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information received on 9 March 2018 for
information regarding children in care.
 
Unfortunately we are unable to process your request without further
clarification.  This is because we need further information/ details from
you in order to ensure that we have understood your request correct and
the information that we provide to you is useful to you.
 
1. Please can you confirm that question (i) is regarding those who were
educated in a school setting
 
2. Please can you confirm whether this question relates to the cohort of
children asked about under question 1 (i.e. school age children), or all
children currently looked after?
 
3. Again, please can you confirm whether this question relates to the
cohort of children asked about under question 1 (i.e. school age
children), or all children currently looked after, and whether you are
asking about episodes of missing education that those children had during
those years, or all episodes for all children that occurred in those
years. A child who was 15 in 2015 may have had a missing episode then, but
would not be included in the cohort under question 1 as they are now above
school age. Also can you confirm that you are asking for the number of
children, rather than the number of episodes, as some children may have
had more that one episode from 2015 to 2017.
 
4. Can you confirm that by breakdown you mean categories such as
mainstream school, residential school, specialist provision etc
 
5. For questions (iv) and (v) we will answer this for both female and
male young people, unless you advise otherwise.
 
For your final question, please can you be more specific regarding the
statistics that you are looking for, and what you mean by
educational outcomes? There is some information regarding this publically
available as part of the Department for Education statistics, so you may
want to consider looking at this first, and then refine your questions.  
 
 
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Yours sincerely
 
 
Sarah Past
Family Services
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
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Dear Sarah Past,

"1. Please can you confirm that question (i) is regarding those who were educated in a school setting"

Yes it is.

"2. Please can you confirm whether this question relates to the cohort of children asked about under question 1 (i.e. school age children), or all children currently looked after? "

Compulsory school age.

"3. Again, please can you confirm whether this question relates to the cohort of children asked about under question 1 (i.e. school age children), or all children currently looked after, and whether you are asking about episodes of missing education that those children had during those years, or all episodes for all children that occurred in those years. A child who was 15 in 2015 may have had a missing episode then, but would not be included in the cohort under question 1 as they are now above school age. Also can you confirm that you are asking for the number of children, rather than the number of episodes, as some children may have
had more that one episode from 2015 to 2017. "

Children of compulsory school age. Number of episodes in each year when they were CSA. So you would given the number of missing education episodes for the child who was 15 in 2015, but not for 2016 or 2017.

"4. Can you confirm that by breakdown you mean categories such as mainstream school, residential school, specialist provision etc "

Yes.

"5. For questions (iv) and (v) we will answer this for both female and male young people, unless you advise otherwise. "

This is correct.

"For your final question, please can you be more specific regarding the statistics that you are looking for, and what you mean by educational outcomes? There is some information regarding this publically available as part of the Department for Education statistics, so you may want to consider looking at this first, and then refine your questions. "

I have asked the question I intended to ask. Any links to publicly available statistics are welcome as are numbers and percentages for GCSEs attained etc.

Yours sincerely,

G Swanson

Sarah Past, Barnet Borough Council

 
Information request
Our reference: 4283196

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Dear Mx Swanson
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 9 March
2018 and for the further clarification.

  

We will deal with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

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Yours sincerely
 
 
Sarah Past
Family Services
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
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Sarah Past
Family Services
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