West Midlands Forum (Elective Home Education)

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Dear Department for Education,

Nick Gibbs responded to Barry Sheerman's question on 4th December 2014 stating the following:

"The Department for Education officials have met with the policy committee of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services; officers of Darlington Borough Council; the children’s services scrutiny committee of the City of Westminster, and two regional forums of local authority elective home education officers; one for London and the South East and the other for the West Midlands."

I would appreciate if you could provide the following regarding the meeting with the West Midlands regional forum:

1) The minutes of that meeting
2) The list of those who attended
3) The agenda for the meeting
4) Any correspondence relating to the meeting (with personal information redacted)

Yours faithfully,
Mr. R. Tate

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Dear Mr Tate,
Thank you for your email dated 5 December about Elective Home Education.
 
 

You requested:

 

I would appreciate if you could provide the following regarding the meeting with the West
Midlands regional forum:

1) The minutes of that meeting
2) The list of those who attended
3) The agenda for the meeting
4) Any correspondence relating to the meeting (with personal information redacted)

 

 

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

 

No minutes of the meeting have been received by the Department.

 

No list of those attending has been received by the Department.

 

There was no agenda; the basis of the meeting was to explore LA concerns about elective home
education, especially but not exclusively in connection with safeguarding.

 

A copy of the information requested at (4) is enclosed in the form of two pdf files.

 

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