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Dear Bristol City 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 of the overall total.

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. Both for the years provided and those still CME (with the years they have been CME).

4. Please provide a breakdown of how the children who are CSA 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 care who have (same years as Q3);

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 by professionals 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

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Dear G Swanson 
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You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 12/03/2018

Your request number is CRN00159589

We’ve looked at your request and you should receive a reply on or before 11/04/2018 08:01 This will be 20 working days since your original request.

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From: G Swanson [mailto:[FOI #469898 email]]
Sent: 10 March 2018 22:21
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Outcomes for Looked after children

Dear Bristol City 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 of the overall total.

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. Both for the years provided and those still CME (with the years they have been CME).

4. Please provide a breakdown of how the children who are CSA 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 care who have (same years as Q3);

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 by professionals 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

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Dear Complaints and Feedback,

"So that we can compile your FOI response can you please clarify what you mean as CSA?"

Compulsory School Age.

Yours sincerely,

G Swanson

"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 12/03/2018

Your request number is CRN00159589

Our reply to your request is:  

1. How many children of compulsory school age do you currently have
under local authority care? 537 children aged between reception and
year 13
 
Of these;
i) How many were school educated by their parents before going into
care?  none
ii) How many were electively home educated by their parents before
going into care?
These details are understood at case level and are not recorded
routinely in a way that can be easily extracted from the data.  A
recent exercise estimated trawling records takes an average of 21
minutes per record to find information or abandon the search, meaning
that answering this question would take 187 hours.
 
 
2. Can you please provide a statistical breakdown of the reasons why
children in your local authority have been put under local authority
care?

Children of school age curently CLA number percent
N1 - Abuse or neglect 349 61%
N2 - Child's Disability 15 3%
N3 - Parental illness or disability 23 4%
N4 - Family in acute stress 51 9%
N5 - Family dysfunction 81 14%
N6 - Socially Unacceptable Behaviour 2 0%
N8 - Absent Parenting 52 9%
Grand Total 573 100%

 
 
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. Both for the years provided and
those still CME (with the years they have been CME).
These details are understood at case level and are not recorded
routinely in a way that can be easily extracted from the data.  A
recent exercise estimated trawling records takes an average of 21
minutes per record to find information or abandon the search, meaning
that answering this question would take 187 hours.
 
4. Please provide a breakdown of how the children who are CSA under
local authority care are currently receiving their educational
provision. Please include CME statistics.

  number percent
school/college 385 67%
Pupil referral unit 11 2%
other 14 2%
not available 163 28%
Total 573 100%

 
 
 
5. Please provide the number of children aged 10 - 18 under local
authority care who have (same years as Q3);
 
i) Gone missing

year_missing numberofchildren
2015 75
2016 109
2017 88

ii) Had police involvement
iii) Been groomed by adults after going into LAC.

Number of children recorded as at risk of sexual
exploitation (CSE)
NB, this is a record of risk, not of abuse. Recent numberofchildren
increase due to better identification and recording
of children at risk of CSE
2015 55
2016 59
2017 68

 
iv) Had a relationship that resulted in pregnancy.
v) Had a relationship that resulted in parenthood.

year Resulted in pregnancy Resulted in parenthood
2015 5 5
2016 5 4
2017 3 3

 
 
6. Of the children currently under LAC please provide the number of
children who have been identified by professionals as needing
supportive therapy; This could be SEN, mentally, emotionally,
physically etc.
These details are understood at case level and are not recorded
routinely in a way that can be easily extracted from the data.  A
recent exercise estimated trawling records takes an average of 21
minutes per record to find information or abandon the search, meaning
that answering this question would take 187 hours.
 
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? This is publicly available at
 

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