Dear West Berkshire Council,

Can you please provide the following information. In all instances where numbers are asked for please provide them both as a whole number and as a percentage.

1. How many children of compulsory school age do you currently have under local authority care?

Of these;
i) How many were school educated by their parents before going into care?
ii) How many were electively home educated by their parents before going into care?

2. Can you please provide a statistical breakdown of the reasons why children in your local authority have been put under local authority care?

3. Please provide the number of children under local authority care classed as children missing education for the years (Jan 01 - Dec 31 in all instances) 2015, 2016, 2017.

4. Please provide a breakdown of how the children under local authority care are currently receiving their educational provision. Please include CME statistics.

5. Please provide the number of children aged 10 - 18 under local authority who have;

i) Gone missing
ii) Had police involvement
iii) Been groomed by adults after going into LAC.
iv) Had a relationship that resulted in pregnancy.
v) Had a relationship that resulted in parenthood.

6. Of the children currently under LAC please provide the number of children who have been identified as needing supportive therapy; This could be SEN, mentally, emotionally, physically etc.

Of these children;

i) How many have successfully received the therapy recommended?
ii) How many are in receipt of the therapy recommended?
iii) How many are waiting to receive the therapy recommended?

Finally, can you please provide statistics/documentation and evidence for the educational outcomes for all children under local authority care?

Yours faithfully,

G Swanson

foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2018/278

 

Dear Sir/ Madam,

 

Request for information: Outcomes for looked after children

 

Thank you for your request received 9^th March 2018; we will seek to
respond within twenty working days.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Access Compliance Officer

Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

email:  [1][email address]

01635 519860 (external)  2860 (internal)      

 

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foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2018/278

 

Dear Sir/ Madam,

 

Request for information: Outcomes for looked after children

 

Please see below the Council’s response to your request for information.

 

You have asked;

 

1. How many children of compulsory school age do you currently have under
local authority care?

107

 

Of these;

i) How many were school educated by their parents before going into care?

106

 

ii) How many were electively home educated by their parents before going
into care?

1

 

2. Can you please provide a statistical breakdown of the reasons why
children in your local authority have been put under local authority care?

 

Child In  
Need Reason
N1 Child 66
Abuse /
Neglect
N5 Family 35
Dysfunction
N3 Family 3
Health /
Disability
N8 Child - 12
Absent
Parenting
N4 Family In 24
Acute Stress
N2 Child 6
Health /
Disability
N6 Child 1
Socially
Unacceptable
Behaviour
Total 147

 

The total is a higher number than those currently in care due to
fluctuation of numbers

 

3. Please provide the number of children under local authority care
classed as children missing education for the years (Jan 01 - Dec 31 in
all instances) 2015, 2016, 2017.

 

DfE definition of CME: Children missing education are children of
compulsory school age who are not registered pupils at a school.

Data is only available for the children who are in care at the end of
academic years:

August 2015 – 0

August 2016 – 0

August 2017 -  2

This academic year there is currently 1

 

4. Please provide a breakdown of how the children under local authority
care are currently receiving their educational provision. Please include
CME statistics.

 

Primary mainstream – 28

Secondary mainstream – 55

Special schools – 20

Pupil Referral Unit – 3

CME - 1

 

5. Please provide the number of children aged 10 - 18 under local
authority who have;

 

i) Gone missing 4

ii) Had police involvement 13

iii) Been groomed by adults after going into LAC. 2

iv) Had a relationship that resulted in pregnancy. 0

v) Had a relationship that resulted in parenthood. 4

 

6. Of the children currently under LAC please provide the number of
children who have been identified as needing supportive therapy; This
could be SEN, mentally, emotionally, physically etc.

 

Of these children;

 

i) How many have successfully received the therapy recommended?

ii) How many are in receipt of the therapy recommended?

iii) How many are waiting to receive the therapy recommended?

 

We do not record this data

 

Finally, can you please provide statistics/documentation and evidence for
the educational outcomes for all children under local authority care?

 

2017 Results

Key Stage One (8 pupils):

 

Number Number Percentage
of of of
children children children
working working working at
below/ at the the
National National
towards Standard Standard
the
National
Standard
Reading 4 4 50%
Writing 4 4 50%
Maths 4 4 50%

 

Key Stage Two (5 pupils):

 

Not Did not Met the Percentage
Entered meet the National of
National Standard children
Standard who met
the
National
Standard
Reading 1 0 4 80%
Grammar, 1 3 1 20%
Punctuation
and
Spelling
Maths 1 0 4 80%

 

Key Stage 4 (6 students)

 

Old Measures New Measures
5+ 5+ 1+
GCSEs GCSEs GCSEs Attainment English
8 (>5.00) Baccalaureate
(A*-C) (A*-G) (A*-G)
2017 0% 66% 66% 0% 0%

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you may ask
for an internal review. You should contact The FoI Reviewing Officer,
Strategic Support, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD, email
FoI[1]@westberks.gov.uk  if you wish to request a review. If you are not
content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Access Compliance Officer

Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

email:  [2][email address]

01635 519860 (external)  2860 (internal)      

 

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