Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered

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Dear Brent Borough 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 Brent Borough Council 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 ‘…..........’ 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
- Children de-registered from special schools
- Children with care plans
- Children under services such as; CAHMS

Yours faithfully,

Katherine Norman

Brian Grady,

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Our reference: 9032699

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
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Brent Council
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Brian Grady,

Information request
Our reference: 9032699

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 2 February
2018, as follows:
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 Brent Borough Council
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 '…..........' 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
- Children de-registered from special schools
- Children with care plans
- Children under services such as; CAHMS
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 2 March 2018.
 
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Yours faithfully
 
 
Brian Grady
Operational Director
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Sophie Leer,

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 2 February 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Nigel Chapman
Operational Director - Integration & Improved Outcomes
Children and Young People
020 8937 4456
[email address]
 
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Dear Sophie Leer,
Re: Information request 9032699

I have just read through the response to my FOI request, but it seems there is an attachment missing.

The response 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.
is
Please see attached.

But the only attachment is the response itself. Could you please provide me with the letter/policy/procedure that should have been attached.

Yours sincerely,

KNorman

Sophie Leer,

1 Attachment

Information request
Our reference: 9032699

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Dear Sir/Madam
   
Please accept my apologies for the error, the document is now attached.
 
Yours faithfully 
   
Nigel Chapman
Operational Director - Integration & Improved Outcomes
Children and Young People
020 8937 4456 
   
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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Dear Sophie Leer,
Re: Information request 9032699

I have just read through the response to my FOI request, but it seems
there is an attachment missing.

The response 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.
is
Please see attached.

But the only attachment is the response itself. Could you please provide
me with the letter/policy/procedure that should have been attached.

Yours sincerely,

KNorman

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