Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered

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

Yours faithfully,

Katherine Norman

info-requests, Leicester City Council

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Our Ref:                         FOI 15236

Date:                              12^th February 2018


Katherine Norman

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Dear Ms Norman,




Thank you for your email of 10^th  February 2018 requesting information
about Elective Home Education.


Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. 


If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future


Yours sincerely,


Information Governance & Risk Team

Leicester City Council


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Dear Ms Norman


Please find attached Leicester City Council’s response to your recent
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Iain Harrison

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