Freedom of Information Request

Children with long-term illnesses in school

Received: 14 November 2022

Please consider this a Freedom of Information Act request for the following information.

1. Does your authority record how many children and young adults (4-24) take 15 days or more off school due to serious illness (mental or physical)? If so, please detail:
a) The total number of such cases for the past 5 years - 2015-2020
b) Any breakdown of such cases by personal characteristics - considering age, gender, ethnicity, location and religion
c) Any breakdown of such cases by illness type, total school days missed, or similar

2. If the answer to the above question is no, please detail:
a) Why
b) if there are any plans to change this
c) if such data has ever previously been recorded, and if so, why it was stopped.

Please respond to this request at the email address provided within 20 working days, as is
required by the Freedom of Information Act.

Outcome / Documents

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