Staff have a sound overview of the welfare of children who are electively home educated. Good liaison with families and information sharing with schools, families and other services has contributed to a decrease in the number of families who are choosing home education when it may not be in the individual best interests of their children
OVERALL HARROW IS RATED GOOD
The local authority’s dedicated missing return officer, who is responsible for completing return home interviews (RHIs) living within a 20-mile radius of Wolverhampton, sits alongside behaviour and attendance officers and the elective home education officer. Children who are electively home educated are monitored effectively. The local authority is in touch with all of these families and carries out regular reviews to track children’s progress.
OVERALL WOLVERHAMPTON IS RATED GOOD
Children missing from education and those electively home educated are known, and there are detailed and up-to-date records. Managers have a very clear picture of the whereabouts of these children and take active steps to ensure that an appropriate level of education is received.
OVERALL WIGAN IS RATED GOOD