Guidance for inspectors: electively home educated children

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Dear Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted),

In its recently updated guidance for inspectors on inspecting local authority children's services, Ofsted categorises home educated children as being "in need of help and/or protection" (Inspection handbook: inspections of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers, 6 October 2015, page 72, link below).

Please would you:
a) provide me with copies of (or links to) any evidence (published or unpublished), guidance or legislation, which informed Ofsted's decision to categorise home educated children as being in need of help or protection,
b) confirm whether or not it is Ofsted's official policy to regard all home educated children as being in particular need of help or protection, and
c) provide me with copies of (or links to) any other guidance or training materials (published or unpublished), including direct guidance from HM's chief inspector, issued to inspectors regarding children who are home educated.

Where possible, please would you provide the information requested digitally, either as a link or in PDF format.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

D Conchie

Link to Inspection Handbook: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/upl...

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Dear D Conchie,

Please find attached our acknowledgement for your request for information.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.

Yours sincerely

Sally Telford
Information Delivery Co-ordinator
Information Management Team Ofsted
Tel: 03000131249
[email address]
www.ofsted.gov.uk
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Dear D Conchie

 

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Regards

Karon

Karon Crew
Information Delivery Officer
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