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Dear Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,

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

Freedom of Information: CP-ICT: RBKC, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Mr Vincent,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – Ref: FOI2018-0484

I am writing to confirm that we received your information request on 27th April 2018. For your information and future communications your request has been allocated the reference number FOI2018-0484. Please quote this reference in any future correspondence.

We will consider your request and respond in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Our duty is to respond promptly, or at least within 20 working days.

Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours faithfully,

Information Management Team
Information Technology
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX
Email: [RBKC request email]

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Freedom of Information: CP-ICT: RBKC, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REF: 2018-0484

 

I am responding to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000,
which we received on 2^nd of May 2018, for information held by the
Council. Your request is as follows:

 

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.

 

Response

 

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.

I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Royal
Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, by law. However, I'm unable to give
this to you.

 

We have withheld this information due to the potential of identifying
individuals. Under the Freedom of Information Act we have the right to
refuse a request for information held if an exemption applies.

The requested details comprise a small number of a small population, it is
considered that the information is exempt from disclosure under section 40
(2) of the Act, as it is personal information which would enable the
identification of individuals who would not have an expectation that such
information would be made public. Disclosure would thereby breach
Principle 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (Fair and Lawful Processing).

 

 

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

None.

 

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

None.

 

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

None.

 

E. How many have ever attended school.

I can confirm that Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea holds the
information you have requested.

 

However we are unable to process your request. This is because the cost of
locating and retrieving the information exceeds the “appropriate limit” as
stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit)
Regulations 2004.

 

During the period in question, there were 80 files. It is estimated that
it will take an officer 20 minutes to review each record in order to
establish the extent to which the requested information is held, and
retrieve and/or extract it. It is estimated that it would cost £666.67 to
comply with your request.

 

In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this
email acts as a Refusal Notice.

 

 

Complaints

 

I trust this has satisfied your request. Should you be unhappy with the
handling of your request, the Council has an internal complaints process
for handling FOIA complaints. Complaints are reviewed by the Chief
Solicitor and Monitoring Officer or her nominee. A form is available from
our website to lodge your complaint
http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/councilanddemocra...
Please contact us if you do not have website access and we can provide you
with a copy of the form. Following this review, should you still be
unhappy with how your information request has been handled, you have a
further right to appeal to the Information Commissioner who is responsible
for ensuring compliance with FOIA. 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Management Team

Information Technology 

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

Email: [1][RBKC request email]

 

 

 

 

 

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