Home education and abuse - statistics

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Dear Sir or Madam,

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 or domestic
servitude.

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

C Murton

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

Thank you for your request for information and I confirm we shall
respond as quickly as possible but not later than 24 April 2009.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Administrator
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636

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Wendy Kassamani, Brighton and Hove City Council

Regarding your request for information regarding food safety inspection
reports under the Freedom of Information Act 2000: Ref: foi/177/09

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 or domestic

servitude.

B. How many (if any) Serious Case Reviews or Joint Area Reviews

have reported with respect to home educated children in the LA.

Please find set out below the information in response to the above
request:

"A. The number of children and young people known to be home educated and
also known to be involved in or suspected of involvement in the abuses
listed below is 3.

B. Nil."

Should you have any queries concerning this request please contact me,
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Wendy Kassamani

Information Compliance Officer

Brighton & Hove City Council

Hove Town Hall

Norton Road

Hove, BN3 4AH

Tel: 01273 296636

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Dear Wendy Kassamani,

Please clarify whether the 3 cases cited were suspected only or also founded

Yours sincerely,

C Murton

Wendy Kassamani, Brighton and Hove City Council

The three cited cases were 'founded'.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Administrator
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636

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Dear Wendy Kassamani,

Thank you for being helpful, it is much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

C Murton

Dear Wendy Kassamani,

Further to my previous request, I wonder if you can tell me which of the categories of abuse I mentioned, these three cases fall into and confirm that they involved three separate children?

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

C Murton

Freedom Of Information, Brighton and Hove City Council

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Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Officer
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636

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Dear Wendy Kassamani,

you wrote
"Wendy Kassamani
Brighton & Hove Council

6 April 2009

Regarding your request for information regarding food safety inspection
reports under the Freedom of Information Act 2000: Ref: foi/177/09

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 or domestic

servitude.

B. How many (if any) Serious Case Reviews or Joint Area Reviews

have reported with respect to home educated children in the LA.

Please find set out below the information in response to the above
request:

"A. The number of children and young people known to be home educated
and also known to be involved in or suspected of involvement in the
abuses listed below is 3.

B. Nil."

Should you have any queries concerning this request please contact me,
remembering to quote the reference number shown above.

If you are not satisfied how your request has been handled, you can
appeal. Please write to:

Freedom of Information Appeals

Room 218

Brighton & Hove City Council

Hove Town Hall

Norton Road

Hove BN3 4AH

[email address]

If you have any queries regarding this process, please contact me via
the contact details below.

If you are still not satisfied after your complaint has been
investigated, you can escalate your complaint to the Information
Commissioners Office. The contact details are:

The Information Commissioners Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone number: 01625 545745

e-mail: [email address]

Website: www.dataprotection.gov.uk <http://www.dataprotection.gov.uk/>

If you have any queries regarding this process, please contact me via
the contact details below.

Wendy Kassamani

Information Compliance Officer

Brighton & Hove City Council

Hove Town Hall

Norton Road

Hove, BN3 4AH

Tel: 01273 296636"

AND YOU WROTE

"Wendy Kassamani
Brighton & Hove Council

30 April 2009

The three cited cases were 'founded'.

Wendy Kassamani
Information Compliance Administrator
Brighton & Hove City Council
Tel: 01273 296636"

Now I am asking:
Further to my previous request, I wonder if you can tell me which
of the categories of abuse I mentioned, these three cases fall into
and confirm that they involved three separate children?

Yours sincerely,

C Murton

Wendy Kassamani, Brighton and Hove City Council

In response to your email below:

"The three cases involved three separate children. All are subject to a
Child Protection Care Plan as being subject to or at risk of abuse."

" Now I am asking: Further to my previous request, I wonder if you

can tell me which of the categories of abuse I mentioned, these

three cases fall into and confirm that they involved three separate

children?

Yours sincerely,

C Murton"

Wendy Kassamani

Information Compliance Officer

Brighton & Hove City Council

Tel: 01273 296636

Notice to recipient:
The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed
and may contain information which is privileged and confidential, the disclosure of which is prohibited by law.
If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, please note that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this
communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error please notify the sender immediately.
Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation.

You can visit our website at http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk

Please consider the environment, only print out this email if absolutely necessary.

Please Note: Both incoming and outgoing Emails may be monitored and/or recorded in line with current legislation.

Dear Wendy Kassamani,

Thank you very much for this further information.

Yours sincerely,

C Murton

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