Home education and abuse - statistics

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like to know:

A. The number of persons in the local authority of compulsory school age who are, or claimed to be, electively home educated and who have been either suspected or found to be involved in child abuse, neglect, forced marriage, sexual exploitation, radicalisation or domestic servitude.

B. How many (if any) Serious Case Reviews or Joint Area Reviews have been reported with respect to home educated children in the LA.

C) How many of these children have been put on a CIN plan.

D) How many of these children have been put into Local Authority care.

E) How many have ever attended school.

Yours faithfully,

Mx R Vincent

InformationRights, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Vincent

 

Thank you for your request for information, relating to Elective Home
Education, received on 27 April 2018.

 

In accordance with provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the
council will respond to your request within 20 working days saying whether
we have the information that you want, and if there will be any charges.

 

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you why.  If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your enquiry please do so
quoting the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Naiyar Sultana

 

Rhonda Gough, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mx Vincent,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI0623/18

 

Further to your request for information about Elective Home Education, I
can tell you the following:

 

There are around 280 children who are currently registered as EHE.   Each
case would have to be reviewed individually to provide the information
requested which would exceed 18 hours.   We also anticipate that the
number of cases that meet your criteria would be low and therefore could
possibly identify a child.   For these reasons we are therefore unable to
respond to your request.

 

A. The number of persons in the local authority of compulsory school age
who are, or claimed to be, electively home educated and who have been
either suspected or found to be involved in child abuse, neglect, forced
marriage, sexual exploitation, radicalisation or domestic servitude.

B. How many (if any) Serious Case Reviews or Joint Area Reviews have been
reported with respect to home educated children in the LA.

C) How many of these children have been put on a CIN plan.

D) How many of these children have been put into Local Authority care.

E) How many have ever attended school.

 

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Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004
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Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Rhonda Gough,

Business Support Co-ordinator,

Children's Services,

Education Development Centre,

Pelsall Lane,

Rushall,

Walsall,

WS4 1NG.

 

 

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