Home education and abuse - statistics

The request was refused by Lewisham Borough Council.

Dear Lewisham 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

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

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Dear Mr MX R Vincent
Thank you for writing to us with your query, please find attached the
response to your Freedom of Information request.
Kind regards
Elizabeth Ajala
Complaints and Access to Records Officer
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