Correspondence, reports and minutes relating to elective home education

Alison Preuss made this Freedom of Information request to Fife Council

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Dear Fife Council,

Please provide copies of all incoming and outgoing correspondence,
reports and minutes of any meetings which make reference to
elective home education or ‘homeschooling’, dated between 1 April
2015 and 31 October 2015.

That would include correspondence received from and sent to the
Scottish Government, other local authorities, statutory agencies,
third sector organisations including charities, representative
bodies and individuals (suitably redacted).

My request does not include any responses to consultations which
are already available in the public domain.

Thank you in anticipation of your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Alison Preuss

Escalation Resolution, Fife Council

Good Morning Alison

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Thank you for contacting Fife Council.

Kind regards.

Fife Council
Escalation & Resolution Team
Customer Service Improvement

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Fife Council

Dear Alison Preuss,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 31/10/2015 12:49 our reference: 11731. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a final response. We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification where necessary. We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Berry
Information Management & Request

Karen Berry, Fife Council

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Dear Alison Preuss,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your email dated and received 31/10/2015 12:49, our ref 11731. 

 

I am pleased to enclose the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.

 

Please provide copies of all incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports
and minutes of any meetings which make reference to elective home
education or ‘homeschooling’, dated between 1 April2015 and 31 October
2015.

That would include correspondence received from and sent to the Scottish
Government, other local authorities, statutory agencies, third sector
organisations including charities, representative bodies and individuals
(suitably redacted).

 

Fife Council Education and Children’s Services do not hold any information
from or sent to Scottish Government, other local authorities, statutory
agencies, third sector organisations including charities and
representative bodies. There has been no correspondence sent and received.
This is therefore a nil response.

 

I have enclosed the set of standard letters that we would use to
correspond with parents regarding home education.

 

We cannot release letters to and from individual parents as this would all
be specific to a child and cannot be suitably redacted.  This information
is exempt under Section 38 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.

 

If Education Officers met with parents to discuss home education or
education plans, there is no requirement for a minute or note of meeting
to be taken.

 

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

 

The council holds the copyright for all of the material provided and it
may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be
included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address] .The law provides
for you to make this request up to 60 working days from when we received
your enquiry or 40 working days from when you receive this correspondence
whichever is the later date. Where the outcome of the review fails to
resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to
apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision.

 

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal Services that falls outside these time scales.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Karen Berry

Information Management & Requests  

 

                

 

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