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Privacy notice – Elective Home Education

​Information about how and when the Elective Home Education Team processes personal information about you.​

What we do

The Elective Home Education Service supports the right of parents to educate at home and works with parents, carers and the education community to develop effective and supportive partnerships.

Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 states that it is the duty of parents to secure an appropriate education for their children.

Most children in the borough will attend a school. For a wide variety of reasons, if you are a parent or a carer you can decide to provide education for your children yourself.

There are currently about 100 children out of a total school population of about 36,000 who are being educated by parents at home.

You can choose to provide all of the education yourself or you can provide it in cooperation with other parents, neighbours or tutors. You can use materials and ideas from outside agencies or you can use correspondence courses.

What information we collect

  • Name

  • Address

  • Date of Birth

  • Ethnicity

  • NHS number

  • Relationship information

  • Health information

  • Department of Education.

Agencies we might share the information with

  • police
  • DWP
  • health agencies
  • education providers
  • employers
  • Department of Education.

Why we process your information

  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement
  • Prevention and detection of crime and fraud
  • Service planning.