Communication about home education and home educated children

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Dear Welsh Government,

Please could you provide me with copies of Government communications to and from the office of the Children's Commissioner and the National Safeguarding Board on the topic of elective home education and home educated children from January 2017 to the present date.

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

Welsh Government

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Dear Ms Nicholson

Please find attached an acknowledgement letter to your recent FOI request.

Yours sincerely

John Hicks
Support for Learners Division / Yr Is-adran Cymorth I Ddysgwyr
The Education Directorate / Gyfarwyddiaeth Addysg
Welsh Government / Llywodraeth Cymru
Cathays Park / Parc Cathay
Cardiff / Caerdydd
CF10 3NQ
Tel / Ffon: 03000 251445
E-mail / E-bost: john.hicks@gov.wales

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Hicks, John (EPS - SLD) has sent you a copy of "ATISN 11883 - 2018-01-10 - Acknowledgement letter" (A20733005) v3.0 from Objective.

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Welsh Government

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    ATISN 11883 2018 01 10 Releasing All Information Doc 1 Annex A.DOCX.docx

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Dear Ms Nicholson,

Please find attached response to your recent FOI.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Thorngate
Pupil Wellbeing Branch/Y Gangen Lles Disgyblion
The Education Directorate/ Y Gyfarwyddiaeth Addysg
Welsh Government/Llwodraeth Cymru
WELLBEINGshare@gov.wales
Parc Cathays, Caerdydd CF10 3NQ / Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

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Dear Welsh Government,

Thank you.

Was there nothing from the National Safeguarding Board at all?

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

Welsh Government

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    CASCADE report on Elective Home Education along with briefing from the National Independent Safeguarding Board.html

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Dear Ms Nicholson,

Apologies it seemed that one email, concerning the National Safeguarding Board, was missed in error.

I have attached it below for you. This email is a copy of the email sent to our private office communication for your Cab Sec / Minister from the National Independent Safeguarding Board, as this was an internal communication the email was sent with links to our secure storage system (ishare). Another version of this email was attached in Annex 2, containing pdf versions of these documents.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Thorngate
Pupil Wellbeing Branch/Y Gangen Lles Disgyblion The Education Directorate/ Y Gyfarwyddiaeth Addysg Welsh Government/Llwodraeth Cymru WELLBEINGshare@gov.wales Parc Cathays, Caerdydd CF10 3NQ / Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

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Dear Welsh Government,

Thank you very much for this.

I did ask for communications to and from, was there nothing TO the National Safeguarding Board at all?

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

Welsh Government

Dear Ms Nicholson,

The only correspondence that was addressed to NISB on elective home education and home educated children in the time frame you required was the email of 5 October (at 06:58) which is within the third attachment in Annex B of the information released in response to your request.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Thorngate
Pupil Wellbeing Branch/Y Gangen Lles Disgyblion The Education Directorate/ Y Gyfarwyddiaeth Addysg Welsh Government/Llwodraeth Cymru WELLBEINGshare@gov.wales Parc Cathays, Caerdydd CF10 3NQ / Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

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Dear Welsh Government,

Thank you

After your last reply, I checked with other people and it seems that your office software didn't work well with mine, so I was only able to see 2 pages of Annex B up to 11 November, not the full 4.

I have now been emailed the longer version privately.

Yours faithfully,

Fiona Nicholson

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