Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered

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Dear Westminster City 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

Westminster City Council

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Dear Ms Norman
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 1 March
2018.
 
Request summary
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
 
 
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Dear Westminster City Council,

reference: 6958633
I am writing to see if there have been any problems with my FOI request 'Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered' as I have not received a prompt response within the 20 working days, or been informed that the deadline has been extended.

Yours sincerely,

KNorman

Westminster City Council

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Dear Ms Norman
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 1 March 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

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Dear Westminster City Council,

Ref: 6958633

Thank you for the response. I have received the response in the form of a letter, but it mentions a number of attachments which I haven't received:

2. The information that can be disclosed can be found in the attached documents.
3. ‘Guidance for Parents document’
3i. copies of policies and procedures

Could you please resend the attachments.

Yours sincerely,

KNorman

Dear Westminster City Council,

Re: ref: ‎6958633‏ 2' Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered'

Thank you for the response. It details a number of attachments which I have not received. Can you please resend the following attachments referred to in the response.

- A 1 and 2 "The information that can be disclosed can be found in the attached documents."
- ‘Guidance for Parents document’
3 i. The policies and procedures "attached alongside this letter"

Yours sincerely,

KNorman

Westminster City Council

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Dear Ms Norman
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 1 March 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

If you are dissatisfied with your response please send your Internal
Review request to the email address below

[1][Westminster City Council request email]

 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Westminster City Council
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