Budget for Elective Home Education

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Dear Leeds City Council,

Please could you tell me the following:

1/ Where elective home education currently sits in your authority
2/ Which line in the s251 table included an allocation for elective
home education services in a/ 2013-14 and b/ 2014-15
3/ What is the budget sum allocated to elective home education
services for the current year
4/ What is the forward budget sum allocated to elective home
education services for the next financial year

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

Children's FOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Ms Nicholson

 

Thank you for your Freedom Of Information request relating to the budget
for Elective Home Education.

 

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Freedom Of Information.

 

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Kind regards,

 

Sam Slatcher

Information access assistant

Informantion Management and Technology

Children’s Services

Tel: 0113 39 50780

Fax: 0113 24 75354

[1]www.leeds.gov.uk

 

 

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Children's FOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Ms Nicholson

 

I refer to the above and your email dated 7 August. I have contacted the
relevant services and now provide the following response to your request
for information relating to elective home education.

 

1.       Where elective home education currently sits in your authority

Elective Home Education sits within Children’s Services.

 

2.       Which line in the s251 table included an allocation for elective
home education services in a/ 2013-14 and b/ 2014-15

For both the financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15, costs have been budgeted
for within the following lines in the s251 statement: Other alternative
provision; Education welfare service; SEN admin, assessment co-ordination
& monitoring and Parent partnership, guidance & information.

 

3.       What is the budget sum allocated to elective home education
services for the current year

For the financial year 2014-15 - £104,000

 

4.       What is the forward budget sum allocated to elective home
education services for the next financial year

The budget for 2015-16 has not yet been approved.

 

I hope this information is useful to you, however if you are dissatisfied
with this response then you have a right to appeal to an independent
officer within children’s services. On appeal, your request will be
re-examined and an assessment made as to whether the requirements of the
Act have been adhered to. Should you wish to follow this course of action
then please address your concerns in writing to Moin Patel, Knowledge and
Technology Team, 10th Floor East, Merrion House, Leeds, LS2 8DT or by
email at [1][email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to take a decision as to whether we
have met with our obligations under the Act.  The Commissioner has made it
clear however that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals
procedures prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact
the Commissioner’s Office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory although if you have any queries
then please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0113 3950782, or by return
email.

 

Kind regards

 

Dave Britton

Information Access Officer

Information Governance Team

Leeds City Council

Tel: (0113) 2477889 (ext 77889)

Fax: (0113) 2475354 (ext 75354)

[3]www.leeds.gov.uk

 

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Hi Dave

That's great, thank you very much.

Fiona Nicholson

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