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Dear Sir or Madam,

I request that you supply local authority figures regarding the number of children known to be Electively Home Educated and also for the proportion of that group that are also known to social care.

I am aware and wish to point out that this information has already been collated and used to support statements contained in paragraph 8.12 in Graham Badman's Report To The Secretary of State on The Review Of Elective Home Education in England.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Mckie

Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear Mr Mckie,

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requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2009/0058433

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Department for Children, Schools and Families

Dear Mr Mckie,
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 26 June
2009. Your request was as follows:

I request that you supply local authority figures regarding the
number of children known to be Electively Home Educated and also
for the proportion of that group that are also known to social
care.

I am aware and wish to point out that this information has already
been collated and used to support statements contained in paragraph
8.12 in Graham Badman's Report To The Secretary of State on The
Review Of Elective Home Education in England.

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
("the Act").

A copy of the information which we hold in relation to your request is
enclosed in the Annex.

The information supplied to you is protected by the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. Any documents produced by government officials will be
covered by Crown Copyright. You are free to use the information for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder and is
regulated by the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. You
can find details on the arrangements for re-using Crown Copyright at:

Office of Public Sector Information
Information Policy Team
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 4DU

Email: [1][email address]

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Yours sincerely,

Sue Thomson
Independent Schools

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Dear Mr Mackie

Further to my email of 21 July to you, you may not have received the
attachment sent with my reply.

I have attached a word version of the disclosure for you. I hope this has
not caused too much inconvenience.

Yours sincerely

Sue Thomson

Independent Schools Partnerships Strategy Team

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Shena Deuchars left an annotation ()

I have just sent a follow-up to my FoI (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ba...) asking them to release the complete annex.

The arithmetic in this annex, part 1, is dodgy: 12,300 EHE children in 90 LAs is 137 per LA (not 139) and only 20550 over all 150 LAs. And seeing that next to part 5 where he uses the median in 25 LAs (out of the same 90) to extrapolate to the 150 beggars belief. See the AHEd wiki: http://ahed.pbworks.com/LiesDamnedLiesSt....

Dear Sue,

Ref:2009/0058433.

Thank you for supplying the attachment. I must admit, I was wondering if I had missed something.

I'm not certain I have the correct data supporting the 2009 review as it quotes responses from 25 LA's, but there isn't a question in the review that would yield such data.

Can you confirm that Mr Badman supplied this annex/data to yourselves as a direct result of collating statistics gathered from questions in the 2009 review of elective home education?

Can you help clear this up?

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Mckie

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

There is an article which refers to this freedom of information request at:

http://maire-staffordshire.blogspot.com/...

Department for Children, Schools and Families

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Dear Mr Mckie,
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 27 July.
You requested -

I'm not certain I have the correct data supporting the 2009 review
as it quotes responses from 25 LA's, but there isn't a question in
the review that would yield such data.

Can you confirm that Mr Badman supplied this annex/data to
yourselves as a direct result of collating statistics gathered from
questions in the 2009 review of elective home education?

Can you help clear this up?

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The following may help to clarify the questionnaires that were sent to
local authorities. All top tier local authorities (150) were sent the
local authority questionnaire (Annex D of Graham Badman's report). 90
responses were received. A second questionnaire was sent to the 90 local
authorities who responded to the first questionnaire, 25 of whom
responded. A copy of the second questionnaire sent to the 90 local
authorities is attached.

The annex which was sent to you as part of case reference 2009/0058433 is
an annex to your FOI request and not an annex provided by Graham Badman.
The information it provides is taken from a working paper which contained
a summary of the information received from both the first and second
questionnaires sent to local authorities.

You may be aware that we have placed some information, previously
disclosed to correspondents about the home education review, onto the
disclosure log on the Freedom of Information link on the front page of the
Department's internet site, and will continue to add information that we
think may be of interest ([1]http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/foischeme/ ).

The information supplied to you is protected by the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. Any documents produced by government officials will be
covered by Crown Copyright. You are free to use the information for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder and is
regulated by the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. You
can find details on the arrangements for re-using Crown Copyright at:

Office of Public Sector Information
Information Policy Team
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 4DU

Email: [2][email address]

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter. Your complaint will be considered by
an independent review panel, who were not involved in the original
consideration of your request.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner's Office.
Yours sincerely,

Josephine Bell
Independent Schools Partnerships and Strategy Team
[email address]
[3]www.dcsf.gov.uk

Your correspondence has been allocated the reference number 2009/0067236.

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Shena Deuchars left an annotation ()

This is a bit like drawing teeth. I have also been sent this supplementary questionnaire so I have issued a new FoI request asking them for the 25 responses to it: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/su....