Home education and abuse - statistics

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Dear Northumberland County 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

Northumberland County Council

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Northumberland County Council
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Northumberland
NE61 2EF

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Northumberland County Council

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Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to electively
home educated children.

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
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The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
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The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
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Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the following information in 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.  
0
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. 
0
D. How many of these children have been put into Local Authority care. 
0  
E. How many have ever attended school.  
N/A (we have taken this to read "never" attended school)
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NE61 2EF

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Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator -
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk