Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered

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Dear Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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 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
- Children de-registered from special schools
- Children with care plans
- Children under services such as; CAHMS

Yours faithfully,

Katherine Norman

Freedom of Information Requests, Doncaster Borough Council

Dear Ms Norman,

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request has been passed to the Learning Opportunities Children and Young People directorate. They will endeavour to search for any information held to provide you with a response as soon as is possible within 20 working days and in any case by the 3rd March 2018.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Marshall
Freedom of Information Officer
Tel 01302 736000
Doncaster Council

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Dear Ms Norman


Please find attached Doncaster Council’s response to your Freedom of
Information Request on 5 February 2018.


Kind Regards,


Stephanie Grant

Business Support Assistant

Transformation Executive Team

Commissioning and Business Development

Learning and Opportunities: Children and Young People

Doncaster Council

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