Sunday, 23 August 2009

Frequency Count of Responses to the Six Question Questionnaire

I know this is out on the Facebook group but not sure it has been cross posted to the groups so putting it here.

Gobsmackingly unrepresented in the Review Report.

Released here.




Basic Information
How have respondents responded?
Response Types
Responses
On-Line:
2081
99%
Off-Line:
0
0%
Paper based:
0
0%
Email:
13
1%
Total:
2094
100%
Responses Information
Information
Responses
Key Responses:
0
0%
Confidential Responses:
960
46%
Acknowledgements Requested (Sent):
1123 (1123)
54% ( 100% )
Future Contact:
887
42%
Respondent Information Questions
Please specify in what capacity you are responding to this questionnaire
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
A home educating parent:
1418
68%
68%
Member of the public:
207
10%
10%
A home educated child:
199
10%
10%
Other organisation / capacity (Please specify):
162
8%
8%
Working in local authority with other responsibilities:
39
2%
2%
Working with children or families in another capacity(e.g. third sector):
37
2%
2%
Working in local authority with responsibility for home educated children:
31
1%
1%
Total:
2093
100%
100%
Consultation Questions
1 Do you think the current system for safeguarding children who are educated at home is adequate? Please let us know why you think that.
There were 2013 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
Yes:
1618
80%
77%
Not Sure:
226
11%
11%
No:
169
8%
8%
Key Indicators:
System will never be failsafe/cannot protect everyone
42
2.1 %
2.0 %
HE parents report to/meet with LA/EWO already/Annual visits are adequate
101
5.0 %
4.8 %
More acceptance/recognition/support for HE
92
4.6 %
4.4 %
More checks/regular contact with LA needed
76
3.8 %
3.6 %
Existing systems/laws/safeguards are adequate
364
18.1 %
17.4 %
Children suffer abuse/bullying etc at school/look at school system
380
18.9 %
18.1 %
HE children are seen by wide range of people/abuse would be reported
210
10.4 %
10.0 %
HE child at no more or less risk than school child
253
12.6 %
12.1 %
This penalises/discriminates/is offensive to HE sector
118
5.9 %
5.6 %
Same guidelines/systems exist for HE as does for all children
137
6.8 %
6.5 %
Home Ed is fine as it is/no further intervention needed
92
4.6 %
4.4 %
Home Ed must register with/be known to LA
58
2.9 %
2.8 %
No evidence suggests they are at risk/where is evidence
159
7.9 %
7.6 %
Current systems to be improved/implemented properly
137
6.8 %
6.5 %
Parents are responsible for safeguarding etc
158
7.8 %
7.5 %
HE parents are caring/committed to childs best interest and safeguarding etc
223
11.1 %
10.6 %
2 a) Be healthy
There were 2049 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
Yes:
1954
95%
93%
Not Sure:
68
3%
3%
No:
27
1%
1%
Key Indicators:
HE children are healthier/more aware of healthy living
374
18.3 %
17.9 %
HE children have more opportunity to excersise/be outdoors etc
643
31.4 %
30.7 %
Food healthier at home than at school
362
17.7 %
17.3 %
No exam/testing stress at home
55
2.7 %
2.6 %
Away from risk associated with school (bullying/physical harm/germs etc)
247
12.1 %
11.8 %
HE children spend more time with parents/parents can monitor diets, spot illnesses etc
328
16.0 %
15.7 %
HE children prepare food/cook
185
9.0 %
8.8 %
HE children have less illnesses
59
2.9 %
2.8 %
Cannot ensure children stay healthy 100% of the time
76
3.7 %
3.6 %
No reason why they shouldn't be/they are as healthy as school children etc.
424
20.7 %
20.2 %
2 b) Stay safe
There were 2043 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
Yes:
1936
95%
92%
Not Sure:
67
3%
3%
No:
40
2%
2%
Key Indicators:
Bullying/drugs/knives/underage sex etc associated with/experienced at school
678
33.2 %
32.4 %
Smaller child/adult ratio in HE
158
7.7 %
7.5 %
HE children learn independence/how to look after themselves
136
6.7 %
6.5 %
Parents & family monitor & supervise their child/offer best protection or care
672
32.9 %
32.1 %
HE child be at no more risk than school/other child
253
12.4 %
12.1 %
2 c) Enjoy and achieve
There were 2037 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
Yes:
1926
95%
92%
Not Sure:
75
4%
4%
No:
36
2%
2%
Key Indicators:
Children learn at own pace
363
17.8 %
17.3 %
One to one learning
130
6.4 %
6.2 %
HE children achieve good quals
155
7.6 %
7.4 %
Learning is personalised/tailored to child
723
35.5 %
34.5 %
2 d) Make a positive contribution.
There were 2029 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
Yes:
1904
94%
91%
Not Sure:
92
5%
4%
No:
33
2%
2%
Key Indicators:
Actively/more involved in community
487
24.0 %
23.3 %
Charity/voluntary/fund raising involvement
186
9.2 %
8.9 %
No less likely than school/other children
157
7.7 %
7.5 %
They are confident/can think for themselves
269
13.3 %
12.8 %
More likely to make a positive contribution
372
18.3 %
17.8 %
Positive contribution to what?
133
6.6 %
6.4 %
They achieve academically/will pursue meaningful careers
61
3.0 %
2.9 %
2 e) achieve economic well-being
There were 1997 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
Yes:
1816
91%
87%
Not Sure:
144
7%
7%
No:
37
2%
2%
Key Indicators:
More involved in real life situations/shopping, banking etc
196
9.8 %
9.4 %
Can learn/pursue subjects & careers that interest them/not restricted by curriculum
275
13.8 %
13.1 %
HE children self-motivated/confident/independent etc
303
15.2 %
14.5 %
No different for School or Home Ed children
182
9.1 %
8.7 %
What does this mean?
119
6.0 %
5.7 %
HE achieve better academically
117
5.9 %
5.6 %
Where is evidence/do a survey/provide proof
39
2.0 %
1.9 %
No reason why they shouldn't/of course etc
265
13.3 %
12.7 %
3 Do you think that Government and local authorities have an obligation to ensure that all children in this country are able to achieve the five outcomes? If you answered yes, how do you think Government should ensure this?.
There were 1985 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
No:
1157
58%
55%
Yes:
571
29%
27%
Not Sure:
257
13%
12%
Key Indicators:
This is the parents' responsibility
656
33.0 %
31.3 %
Less interference from Govt/LAs
187
9.4 %
8.9 %
Govt/LA responsible when children are in schools
68
3.4 %
3.2 %
Govt/LA should only be responsible where parent irresponsible/fails to provide etc
85
4.3 %
4.1 %
These targets are not ensured at schools/Govt should concentrate on schools
210
10.6 %
10.0 %
Does not agree with the 5 outcomes
127
6.4 %
6.1 %
Govt's role is provide support/resources/facilities for achieving 5 outcomes
286
14.4 %
13.7 %
Current systems/measurements are adequate
56
2.8 %
2.7 %
This is insulting/discriminiting to HE
32
1.6 %
1.5 %
4 Do you think there should be any changes made to the current system for supporting home educating families? If you answered yes, what should they be? If you answered no, why do you think that?
There were 2006 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
Yes:
1162
58%
55%
No:
602
30%
29%
Not Sure:
242
12%
12%
Key Indicators:
LA/Govt to be more understanding of/trained in HE
463
23.1 %
22.1 %
General Financial help/help with books, sports access/subs, resources, libraries etc
576
28.7 %
27.5 %
Exam Centre access or help with costs of exams
411
20.5 %
19.6 %
Help not required/needed/procedures ok as they are
286
14.3 %
13.7 %
Too much bureaucracy involved with support
141
7.0 %
6.7 %
Less harrassment from Govt/LA
118
5.9 %
5.6 %
Tax relief/Taxes paid, or have saved the State money!
226
11.3 %
10.8 %
There is no current support
334
16.7 %
16.0 %
Funding for college/able to attend colleges/training
59
2.9 %
2.8 %
Resource centres
67
3.3 %
3.2 %
Flexi-schooling
50
2.5 %
2.4 %
Offer list of HE contacts/support networks/national facilities
149
7.4 %
7.1 %
5 Do you think there should be any changes made to the current system for monitoring home educating families? If you answered yes, what should they be? If you answered no, why do you think that?
There were 1995 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
No:
1283
64%
61%
Yes:
477
24%
23%
Not Sure:
235
12%
11%
Key Indicators:
More/regular checks needed
131
6.6 %
6.3 %
Fine as it is
566
28.4 %
27.0 %
LAs need to understand/apply law accordingly/be trained
421
21.1 %
20.1 %
Guidelines needed
47
2.4 %
2.2 %
National consistency within LAs
87
4.4 %
4.2 %
We do not neeed monitoring
468
23.5 %
22.3 %
Mandatory registration
57
2.9 %
2.7 %
6 Some people have expressed concern that home education could be used as a cover for child abuse, forced marriage, domestic servitude or other forms of child neglect. What do you think Government should do to ensure this does not happen?
There were 1812 responses to this question
Options
Responses
Across Consultation
Key Indicators:
Nothing
58
3.2 %
2.8 %
Concentrate on known/reported cases
155
8.6 %
7.4 %
This is scaremongering/exaggerated/out of proportion
161
8.9 %
7.7 %
More understanding of/awareness/tolerance/info on HE
186
10.3 %
8.9 %
Systems can never be failsafe
105
5.8 %
5.0 %
This happens to school children/Look at schools
686
37.9 %
32.8 %
Welfare & education not the same thing
57
3.1 %
2.7 %
Too much emphasis on HE/insulting/offensive/discriminative
515
28.4 %
24.6 %
This is Soc Serv's role - refer to SS
80
4.4 %
3.8 %
Abuse would be picked up by doctors/neighbours etc
110
6.1 %
5.3 %
Where is the proof/evidence etc
616
34.0 %
29.4 %
Staffing issues (pay,training, quality of staff etc)
42
2.3 %
2.0 %
Proper support for HE (finance,books,sports subs etc)
25
1.4 %
1.2 %
Soc Servs needs overhaul/more resource etc
134
7.4 %
6.4 %
Govt to get own house in order
48
2.6 %
2.3 %
More awareness of warning signs
26
1.4 %
1.2 %
This is excuse to regulate/intrude on HE
113
6.2 %
5.4 %
Current systems & laws ok/or ok if implemented properly
225
12.4 %
10.7 %
HE's good parents/caring/committed/give up time etc
201
11.1 %
9.6 %
Regular checks/on the spot checks/monitoring or registration
178
9.8 %
8.5 %

5 comments:

HelenHaricot said...

OMG! not seen it. don't know how they dare let it be public knowledge. can i pick it out and pop it on my blog too - as in the more places poss... [and copy it to my mp]

Maire said...

Utterly shocking isn't it. Please blog it, spread it far and wide, it is in the pulic domain now.

a said...

Thank you Maire, am blogging link and posting it in places now.

Carlotta said...

Ditto.

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