Independent Review of Home Education in England

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please supply me with an electronic copy of the Local Authority's reply to the Independent review of Home Education recently conducted by Graham Badman at http://www.myopinion.org.uk/dcsf/homeedu...

Please also supply any official reply made to the open consultation that was hosted at the DCSF's e-consultation site.

Yours faithfully,

L Daley

Birmingham City Council

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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Manager
Children, Young People and Families Directorate
Birmingham City Council

Tel: 0121 464 4591
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Dear Sir

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Please supply me with an electronic copy of the Local Authority's reply to
the Independent review of Home Education recently conducted by Graham
Badman at http://www.myopinion.org.uk/dcsf/homeedu...

Please also supply any official reply made to the open consultation that
was hosted at the DCSF's e-consultation site.

Please find herewith the following:

(See attached file: Department for Children, Schools and Families,
e-Consultation.htm)

The other response was designed on a DCSF template and was not able to be
saved but the comment content was taken from the above document.

Whilst we have undertaken a thorough search of the information held by
Birmingham City Council, it may be that, due to the size and amount of
information held by Birmingham City Council, some information may have been
inadvertently missed.

If you have any information which may assist us in determining or locating
any missed information, we would be grateful if you would contact us with
details of this information, so that we can conduct a further search.

If you are not satisfied with the response you may ask for an internal
review. If subsequently you are not satisfied with the Council’s decision
you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally,
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procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at the following address:

The Information Commissioner
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Telephone: 01625 545745 Web Address: www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,
Steve Cullen
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Manager
Children, Young People and Families Directorate
Birmingham City Council

Tel: 0121 464 4591
Email: [email address]

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however, it may be re-used for personal, educational or non-commercial
purposes without further reference to the City Council. If the re-use is
for other purposes, such as commercial re-use, you should notify the City
Council in writing to seek approval or agree terms for re-use. Where
Birmingham City Council does not hold the copyright, it has indicated the
copyright holder. Permission for re-use should be sought from them
directly.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I find it hard to believe that no copy of the response was kept or that it was formulated from scratch. I therefore request a copy of any print out of the response or any draft documents or figures which were used to formulate the response.

Yours sincerely,

Lynn Daley

Birmingham City Council

Dear Ms Daley

I have been informed that the data was provided from the following
figures:-

No. of home educated children of primary age registered - 102
No. of home educated of secondary age registered - 237
Total number registered - 339
No. non-registered - unknown
No. of home educated statemented - 21
No. of home educated GRT - 1
No of home educated from black/ethnic minority groups - 95

Yours sincerely
Steve Cullen
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Manager
Children, Young People and Families Directorate
Birmingham City Council

Tel: 0121 464 4591
Email: [email address]


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Dear Sir or Madam,

I find it hard to believe that no copy of the response was kept or
that it was formulated from scratch. I therefore request a copy of
any print out of the response or any draft documents or figures
which were used to formulate the response.

Yours sincerely,

Lynn Daley

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Tania Berlow left an annotation ()

the LEA should know the amount of home educated children within that 102 number whom there are current welfare concerns . They should also be able to seperate concerns which need to be investigated from actual care plans in the statistics

In addition, they can comment on how many home educated children in the past few years there have been concerns or care plans in place

Also important to know is whether these children home were home educated before ther were any concerns or care plans because we know that in one national media attention case the child was already known to the authorities while home edcuation wa staking place- i.e. the safeguarding failed not the home edcuaiton inspection.

lastly, how many children in school does the LEA have and how many of this number are there current concerns or care plans

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