Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered

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Dear South Gloucestershire Council,

I am submitting this freedom of information request to find out the following information regarding elective home education. When I refer to 'children', I mean they are either de-registered from a school or have never been registered with a school. Please provide copies of all available documents, research and paperwork.

A) I would like to know which department within the local authority deals with elective home education?
1) I would like to know who is currently employed in this team, and who the team leader is.
2) I would like to know who they report to.
3) What form of contact they use with families the first time they contact them.
i) Please supply copies of policies and procedures used for elective home education, for staff use or supplied to Home educators.

B) Has the LA made the team dealing with elective home education aware that there is no requirement to investigate a case or for the LA to seek to satisfy itself that a suitable education is being provided when they know the reason why a child has ceased to attend school? The specified reason being, parents have given legal notification to a school that they are educating otherwise than at school.

C) I would like to know how many children are currently known as being electively home educated in the local authority.

D) How many pupils have been de-registered from school to be electively home educated?
Please provide numbers for: July 2015, July 2016 and July 2017. Please categorise these into:
- Children with no known SEN
- Children with SEN (with and without EHCPs).
- Children de-registered from special schools
- Children with care plans (break down into CIN, CPP and EHCP).
- Children under services such as; CAHMS

Yours faithfully,

Katherine Norman

Freedom of information, South Gloucestershire Council

 

Dear Ms Norman,

 

Our Reference: FIDP/010564-17.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.  Your request is being considered in accordance with the
Act.

 

The 20 day period for considering your request commenced on 21/02/18.

 

In the event that the information you have requested is to be disclosed,
it will be sent to you no later than 21/03/18.  If we cannot respond by
that date then we will write to you again.

 

Please note that for Question A (1&2), we are not able to provide staff
details for those under Senior Management level under Section 40(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Marvre Scott

Complaints & FOI Support Officer

South Gloucestershire Council

Children, Adults & Health

T: 01454 865924

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Postal address: PO Box 1955, Children, Adults and Health, Complaints &
FOI, South Gloucestershire Council, Civic Centre, Kingswood, Bristol, BS37
0DE

 

Office location: South Gloucestershire Council, Badminton Road, Yate, BS37
5AF

 

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Dear Ms Norman,

 

Our ref FIDP 010564-17

 

Please find attached the Council’s response to your FOI request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Rachel Hellen

Complaints and FOI Officer

 

Non-working day – Tuesday

 

South Gloucestershire Council

Children, Adults and Health Department

Tel 01454 865924

Complaints Line 01454 865924

Team email: [1][email address]

 

Office: Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, BS37  5AF

Postal Address: Department for Children, Adults and Health, Complaints and
FOI team, PO Box 1955, BRISTOL, BS37 0DE

 

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