Home education and abuse - statistics

C Murton made this Freedom of Information request to Ealing Borough Council

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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

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Dear C Murton,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 30 March. I have sent the following questions to the service area:

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.

If I have not understood your request correctly please let me know as soon as possible.

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Yours sincerely,

Paul Willman
Information & Data Compliance Officer

Information & Data Compliance
Business Services Group
Ealing Council
3rd Floor SE Perceval House
14-16 Uxbridge Road
London
W5 2HL

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Dear foirequests foirequests,

please respond stat - this request is well overdue.

Yours sincerely,

C Murton

Tania Berlow left an annotation ()

Time for an internal review.

Ealing is one of the only Local Authorities who have not answered any of their FOI requests regarding Elective Home Education

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ealing Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Home education and abuse - statistics'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ho...

Also, in order to save further time, please ensure that the answer to my FOI question distinguishes between substantiated and unfounded cases.

Yours faithfully,

C Murton

foirequests foirequests, Ealing Borough Council

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Dear sir/madam,

I write further to your Freedom of Information request. Please find
attached our response.

Please also accept our apologies for the delay in replying to you.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs K Ashani

Information & Data Compliance
Business Services Group
Ealing Council
3rd Floor SE Perceval House
14-16 Uxbridge Road
London
W5 2HL

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