Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered

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Dear Medway 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

freedom, Medway Council

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Dear freedom,

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

freedom, Medway Council

Good morning Ms Norman,

Please accept our apologies for the delay in sending the FOI response to you,

I have emailed the relevant department to see when the response will be sent to you.

Kind regards

Kayleigh Williams
Information Governance Apprentice
Medway Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
ME4 4TR
www.medway.gov.uk
[Medway Council request email]
01634 332044

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Dear freedom,

I am emailing to chase up the delayed response to my FOI request "Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered of the 10th February.

Yours sincerely,

KNorman

childrenandadultsfoi, Medway Council

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Dear Ms Norman,

 

Please find attached Medway Council’s response to your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Kind Regards

 

Amy

 

Amy Heeney

Children and Adult Services Executive Support

Medway Council | Gun Wharf | Dock Road | Chatham | ME4 4TR

 

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Dear Ms Norman,

 

Please find attached Medway Council’s response to your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Kind Regards

 

Amy

 

Amy Heeney

Children and Adult Services Executive Support

Medway Council | Gun Wharf | Dock Road | Chatham | ME4 4TR

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

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recipient(s)") to whom it is addressed. It may contain information which
is privileged and confidential within the meaning of the applicable law.
If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender as soon
as possible. The views expressed in this communication may not necessarily
be the views of Medway Council

 

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contain sensitive or protectively marked material up to RESTRICTED and
should be handled accordingly. Unless you are the named addressee (or
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disclose it to anyone else. If you have received this transmission in
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