Data Sharing on Elective Home Education

Currently waiting for a response from Kent County Council, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Kent County Council,

Department for Education recently published guidelines for Local Authorities on Elective Home Education here:

Paragraph 4.4 states that "Some local authorities already actively encourage referrals from doctors and hospitals of children whom there is reason to think may be home educated.” DfE cannot tell me which Local Authorities have such agreements in place already.

Under FOIA, please could you state if you have any such data sharing agreements with medical bodies on home education or if you ”actively encourage referrals”? If so, please may I have a copy of the agreement or similar materials.

Also, please could you supply any correspondence you have had with Department for Education on the above guidelines?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Brown


Information request
Our reference: 6690965


Dear Mr Brown
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your email which we received on 25 May 2019.
Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under 
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Assuming KCC holds this information,
we will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no
later than 24 June 2019 (20 working days from date of receipt).
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information.
Please quote our reference - 6690965 in any communication regarding this
particular request.

Please see our [1]Information Rights Privacy Notice for details of how we
process your personal data.

Yours sincerely
Carly Wattle
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
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