Clarification of the data in the Explanitory note for the Badman Review Report

M Stafford made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Children, Schools and Families

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Dear Sir or Madam,

In the Explanitory Note 20 August 2009 released to Shena Deuchars and Louise Thorn http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ba... it is stated that ‘in one LA, 55% of their EHE children is known to social care.’
Please supply the name of the LA concerned.

It is also stated that

‘* Two reviews recommended that procedures for monitoring and supporting all home educated children should be strengthened. The other two recommended that procedures for monitoring and supporting home educated children where there are welfare concerns, should be strengthened.’
Does this mean two review responses or is it referring to previous reviews, (have there been any) i.e. not the 2009 one?

Please also supply the names of the 6 LAs who claim that the number of EHE children receiving a suitable education ‘was 50% or under’. Also the names of the,
‘Two LAs estimated there was no education provision in over 25% of the children on their caseloads. Four LAs said that there was education provided in all of their caseloads.’

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

Dear Sir or Madam,

Not even an acknowledgement to this so don't try delaying the process by asking for a number.

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Children, Schools and Families's handling of my FOI request 'Clarification of the data in the Explanitory note for the Badman Review Report'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/cl...

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear M Stafford

Thank you for your recent email. A reply will be sent to you as soon as
possible. For information, the departmental standard for correspondence
received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you
are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number
2009/0083915.

Thank you.

Central Allocation Team

Public Communications Team

Tel: 0870 0002288
www.dcsf.gov.uk

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Mrs.J.E.Garrett left an annotation ()

Thisn't the standard acknowledgment of a Review request (it has the word review in it), this is the standard normal acknowledgement.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please note that i am asking for an internal review of this case no 2009/0083915 which has been outstanding since 27th August 2009.

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

M Stafford left an annotation ()

Thanks Mrs.J.E.Garrett, I did wonder, better safe than sorry.

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear Mr/Ms Stafford,
Thank you for your email of 2 October about your earlier correspondence,
reference number 2009/0074942, titled 'Clarification of the data in the
Explanatory note for the Badman Review Report' .

I should like to apologise for the delay in replying. The Department is
aware that it has missed the statutory deadline for reply and is in breach
of its obligations under the Act. I very much regret this - the
Department should meet its obligations under the Act.

While I appreciate that it is in no way a justification, I should like to
explain that the Department makes every effort to meet deadlines, but the
delay in responding in this case has been due to the unusual volume of
requests the Department has received in recent months. The Information
Commissioner has been informed of the situation.

The Department normally considers requests for an internal review
following a response being sent to you. I can assure you that your
correspondence is currently being considered and a reply will be sent to
you as soon as possible. If you are unhappy with that reply please
contact me in writing and an internal review will be considered.

Yours sincerely,

Jill Clark
Independent Schools
[email address]
[1]www.dcsf.gov.uk

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2009/0083915.

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Dear Ms Stafford

Your FOI request 2009/0074942

The Department intends within the next few days to send you a
communication relevant to your request which, we believe, you may wish to
receive privately. I would be grateful, if this is the case, if you would
respond to me letting me know an email or postal address to which
we should send the communication. I would stress that the Department
is only concerned about your interests here, and would have no objection
on its part to its response being made available on Whatdotheyknow.com if
you so choose.

Please respond to me at my email address:
[1][email address] . I have sent the same message in
respect of all your current FOI requests to the Department on
Whatdotheyknow.com, but a response in respect of any one of them will
suffice.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Dear Ms Stafford

DCSF reference numbers: 2009/0067849; 2009/0074942; 2009/0074943;
2009/0075134; 2009/0077597; 2009/0077887; 2009/0079990; 2009/0080057;
2009/0081535; 2009/0081887; 2009/0090673; and 2009/0090678

Thank you for letting me know that you are content for me to send the
communication to you via Whatdotheyknow.com

My letter is attached.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Department for Children, Schools and Families

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Dear Ms Stafford

DCSF reference numbers: 2009/0067849; 2009/0074942; 2009/0074943;
2009/0075134; 2009/0077597; 2009/0077887; 2009/0079990; 2009/0080057;
2009/0081535; 2009/0081887; 2009/0090673; and 2009/0090678

Thank you for letting me know that you are content for me to send the
communication to you via Whatdotheyknow.com

My letter is attached.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Department for Children, Schools and Families

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Dear Ms Stafford

DCSF reference numbers: 2009/0067849; 2009/0074942; 2009/0074943;
2009/0075134; 2009/0077597; 2009/0077887; 2009/0079990; 2009/0080057;
2009/0081535; 2009/0081887; 2009/0090673; and 2009/0090678

Thank you for letting me know that you are content for me to send the
communication to you via Whatdotheyknow.com

My letter is attached.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Department for Children, Schools and Families

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Dear Ms Stafford

DCSF reference numbers: 2009/0067849; 2009/0074942; 2009/0074943;
2009/0075134; 2009/0077597; 2009/0077887; 2009/0079990; 2009/0080057;
2009/0081535; 2009/0081887; 2009/0090673; and 2009/0090678

Thank you for letting me know that you are content for me to send the
communication to you via Whatdotheyknow.com

My letter is attached.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Partridge
Information Rights Manager, DCSF

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Dear Department for Children, Schools and Families,

A request for internal review has been sent to Mr A Partridge by email.

It included this letter as an annex: http://maire-staffordshire.blogspot.com/...

Yours faithfully,

M Stafford

Ben Harris left an annotation ()

This request is the subject of ICO decision notice FS50285730:

"The Commissioner considers that the public authority applied section 14 appropriately. However he finds that the public authority has breached section 17(5) of the Act."
<http://www.ico.gov.uk/~/media/documents/...>