Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered

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Dear Manchester 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

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Ms Norman
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: CHS/AVWFU4
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 12th February 2018.
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Yours sincerely
Cath Cryer
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
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Dear Information Compliance,

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

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Ms Norman
Thank you for your email.
I have now sent this to the Department dealing with your request and have
asked them tto contact you with an update.
Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [1][Manchester City Council request email]
Website:  [2]www.manchester.gov.uk

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Dear Katherine

Please find attached a response to your information request.

Yours sincerely,

 

Isobel Booler

Senior School Effectiveness Officer

Children and Families Directorate

Tel:  0161 234 3654 / 31617
Email: [1][email address]
Government Secure Email: [2][email address]
Manchester City Council | P.O.Box 536 | Town Hall | Albert Square |
Manchester | M60 2AF
[3]www.manchester.gov.uk

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