Children out of education

Louise reecejones made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Louise reecejones

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please could you tell me currently...
1. How many children aged 5 - 18 are registered as homeschooling on Wirral?
2. How many children aged 5-18 with an EHCP have no school named on their plan?
3. How many children aged 5-18 with an EHCP are currently out of education due to permanent exclusion.
4. How many complaints have Wirral Council received since March 2020 that Provision is not being made properly in accordance with the child or adults EHCP?
5. How many children are currently not attending a school named on their EHCP?
6. How many children with an EHCP have had a qualified social worker attend their annual review since January 2021

7. I understand some of these requests may not be easy to count. Please indicate how many children overall with or without an EHCP did not attend school, so marked absent for any reason for the following months?
September 2020
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
January 2021
February 2021
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021
June 2021

Thank you for you time spent on this,

Yours faithfully,

Louise Reecejones

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mrs Reecejones

 

Further to your recent information enquiry, we can advise as follows:

 

1. How many children aged 5 - 18 are registered as homeschooling on
Wirral? -  266

 

2. How many children aged 5-18 with an EHCP have no school named on their
plan? 

3. How many children aged 5-18 with an EHCP are currently out of education
due to permanent exclusion. 

4. How many complaints have Wirral Council received since March 2020 that
Provision is not being made properly in accordance with the child or
adults EHCP?

5. How many children are currently not attending a school named on their
EHCP?

 

In response to Q2-5, we must advise that the requested information is not
recorded or electronically extractable in the form requested.  A manual
exercise would need to be undertaken to examine individual records which
would take over 18.5 hours and as such, we rely upon S12 of the FOIA to
decline this part of your request.

 

6. How many children with an EHCP have had a qualified social worker
attend their annual review since January 2021  

The LA does not receive this information and we advise you re-direct this
to individual schools

 

7. I understand some of these requests may not be easy to count. Please
indicate how many children overall with or without an EHCP did not attend
school, so marked absent for any reason for the following months?

September 2020  16169

October 2020       18862

November 2020   19917

December 2020   16357

January 2021       Schools closed to all children, other than to
vulnerable children and children of critical workers

February 2021     As above

March 2021          36377

April 2021             13660

May 2021             18743

June 2021             18614

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

PO Box 290
Brighton Street
Wallasey
CH27 9FQ

 

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