Autistic children and school placement type

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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Can you please provide me with the data for school aged children in the year 2023 to answer the questions below broken down by ages:

5-10 (Primary)
11-15/16 years (Secondary)

For questions 3 and 5, please use the below list to categorise the setting type:

• Mainstream - (This can be academy, Free or LA maintained)
• Grammar School
• Private Independent Mainstream (NOT special)
• Specialist Resource Base/Provision or SEN unit - If so, what is the primary area of need
• Special School (Academy, Free, LA maintained)
• Independent Special School (maintained or non-maintained)
• Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)
• Alternative Provision
• Educated Otherwise than At School (EOTAS) - Section I is blank or states EOTAS
• Electively Home Educated (EHE)
• No placement available
• Other
• Don't know

Please provide the data as detailed above for the following 8 questions:

1. How many children have an EHCP?
2. How many children identified as autistic do not have an EHCP?
3. How many of these EHCPs identify ASD, ASC or Autism as a need or diagnosis?
4. For the EHCPs that have Autism (ASD/ASC) identified, what is the type of educational setting they attend (type of school named in Section I).
5. For the EHCPs that have Autism (ASD/ASC) identified, how many mention that a child has demand avoidance, identifiable by any of the following terms being used in any section of the EHCP:

○ Demand Avoidance
○ Pathological Demand Avoidance
○ PDA
○ Extreme demand avoidance.
○ Avoids everyday demands or activities

6. For these EHCPs that have demand avoidance mentioned, what is type of educational setting they attend (type of school named in Section I). Please use the above list to categorise setting type

7. Does your LA use the term 'Pathological Demand Avoidance' or 'PDA' or 'autism with a demand avoidant profile' in EHCPs if provided in a professional report?

8. If these terms in question 7 are not used, what is the reason for this?

Yours faithfully,

Amelia Green

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Information request
Our reference: 9744836

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Dear Ms Green,
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 19 December 2023.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 

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Zofia Gilroy
Information Rights Officer

Information Governance Team
Strategy Planning and Governance
Resources Directorate
Warwickshire County Council
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 413716

 

 
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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Thank you so much for your response to this FOI and the consideration given to questions 5 and 6.
There is nothing further required relating to this.

Yours sincerely,

Amelia Green

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