The Review of Elective Home Education - Children, Schools and Families Committee Contents


APPENDIX 2

INFORMATION FROM FOI REQUESTS

Table 1

NOT IN EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TRAINING (NEET)

  Comments in italics demonstrate that the data is unreliable


LA
Number of NEET Home educated leavers
Total no. of home educated leavers
Percentage of
NEETS in whole population
Comments

Bolton
5
17
Don't know
May not be NEET—destination unknown. The remaining 12 are either attending College (majority) or in employment
Bradford
10
26
not known
Calderdale
6
17
4.13
Of the 17 home educated leavers 3 are continuing their education at home. Figures were gathered in November 2008
Cambridgeshire
18 unknown
3 actual
32
4.4
Coventry
1
9
7.3
Cumbria
7
44
15.9%
The no. of NEETs were calculated from the last visit/report and is not entirely accurate as some youngsters may have belatedly accepted or declined college places
Derby City
Estimated
9
5.7%
The number of NEET home educators is estimated (based on local intelligence) as a separate report is not prepared
Lewisham
4
17
5.50%
These are not data formally collected but is an estimate from knowledge of them from Year 11
Liverpool
not measured
5 in summer 2009
We have not had the capacity to follow up NEET for home educated children and parents are unwilling in the main to provide this information. The prevalent view is that they are no longer of an age for compulsory education and so the LA has no power any more
Milton Keynes
data not available
13 in 2008
data not available
Adviser writes to each Year 11 student in January highlighting the Connexions Service and inviting them to notify the Adviser of their future plans. Anecdotally the majority move to college, university or employment or apprenticeship schemes
Northumberland
not known
12
not known
We have sent a questionnaire to the 12 families—3 questionnaires have been returned to date. All of the young people in these are in further education or training
Redcar and Cleveland
0
4
0
Apprenticeship, Further Education College (2) and employment
Sunderland
7*
15
*6 currently awaiting placements and are involved with Connexions—1 leaver no response
Surrey
not known
23 (07/08)
35 (08/09)
not known
Not clear which year you require. Connexions advise that NEET figures 08/09 not due to be released until 04/10/09. For 07/08 ie those who left in June 2008 NEET was 4.1%, 878 individuals. I do not have information on how many were previously home educated
Sutton
not known
14
not known
Torbay
7
27
2%
Warwickshire We are unable to answer this as we do not collate this information on home educators
Windsor and Maidenhead
4
The following information came from Connexions: number of 16-18 NEET 219 out of cohort of 2840 (8% of this population)
Wirral
Unknown to ESWS
10
Unknown to ESWS
Education Social Welfare Service [ESWS] liaising with Connexions Service regarding home educated Year 11s and leavers
Worcestershire
Unknown
28
Unknown
Connexions will hold such information


Table 2

MISSING CHILDREN (RUNAWAYS)


LA
Number of children who were EHE prior to disappearance
Total number of missing children
Comments

Bolton
2
Don't know
The family was moving due to father being in the Army—not notified of the move and been unable to trace the children. Believe that the father's posting was in Germany
Calderdale Borough Council 260 incidents of missing children but many repeat incidents by the same children
Cambridgeshire
9
216
Not necessarily runaways—mostly with family
Coventry
0
not available
Derby City
0
10
Whilst there is an underlying transient Eastern European population who are very mobile (up to 80 children being tracked) the number quoted is the actual number of missing children
Dorset
11
11
(Ed: 11 EHE runaways? I have queried this)
Lewisham
13 since Nov 2002
142
Of the 13, 9 are now above statutory school age, so you probably require the answer 4. Other families who went missing have been tracked by the CME officer
Liverpool
0
118
In the last academic year there were 793 referrals as missing children. Of these 118 were under investigation, but many of these were known. Liverpool does not compile a Missing list but rather keeps them on file until their next place is discovered and therefore the actual number missing and unknown will be less
Milton Keynes
0
2
Number varies on daily basis so not relevant in this context as each case is investigated as it arises. Current cases resulting from another LA enquiry and S2S file not collected
Northumberland
6
8 currently being investigated
Unsure of definitions here. We do monitor children missing or at risk of missing education but these are not usually runaways. What we are aware of is that EHE children are generally 3 times more likely to "go missing" than children who have school places because EHE families can move on without having to notify local authorities of their destination. 8 as at 30 September 09; 6 during 2008-09
Redcar and Cleveland
0
0
Somerset Apologies—data not available in time
Sunderland
2
6
Both children tracked to a neighbouring LA and have enrolled in a mainstream school. The children were only active on the list for a few weeks prior to leaving the LA
Surrey Sorry—I cannot obtain these figures. They are believed to be held by the Police
Sutton
Torbay
1
Warwickshire We are not aware of any home educated children who have been reported as missing (runaways). However, we would not necessarily be.
Wiltshire
2
7
Windsor and Maidenhead
0
I was unable to answer with certainty the number of children who were EHE prior to their disappearance, though I believe it to be 0
Worcestershire
10
39
This is during the period 01/04/2008 to 31/03/2009. Please note that out of the 10, 8 cases have not been resolved. 7 are of traveller ethnicity







 
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