Impact of proposed home education legislation

C. Blades made this Freedom of Information request to Coventry City Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

In the wake of Graham Badman’s review of Elective Home Education, the Government is planning to introduce legislation to register, monitor and support home educated children.

It is clear that this legislation will have financial and staffing impacts upon local authorities and yet the Government has made it equally clear that no extra funding will be made available to local councils to fulfil their new responsibilities.

In the light of the expected impact of this proposed legislation:

(a) Has it been formally discussed by the committees of elected councillors responsible for education, children’s social care, finance or any other relevant department?

(b) Has it been formally discussed by the officers responsible for education, children’s social care, finance or any other relevant department?

(c) Have the committees responsible for education, children’s social care, finance or any other relevant department taken part in the Government consultation into the proposed legislation, which ends on 19 October 2009?

(d) Have the unelected local authority officers responsible for education, children’s social care, finance or any other relevant department taken part in the Government consultation into the proposed legislation, which ends on 19 October 2009?

(e) If the councillors or officers have not taken part in the consultation, are they planning to do so?

Yours faithfully,

C. Blades

Coventry City Council

Dear Mr C Blades,

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Patel, Aruna, Coventry City Council

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Dear Mr Blades,

Please find attached your Freedom of Information Response.

Thank you.

Aruna Patel
Business Support Officer
Children Learning and Young People's Directorate
Strategic Services
Coventry City Council
Civic Centre 1, Room 129
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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Dear Aruna Patel,

Thank you for your prompt reply to my FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

C. Blades