A local authority officer has just admitted in an email to a home educator that
'the high percentage of children (actual number taken out as it identifies the LA) arose from all the data we have ever had and therefore that includes people that are now adults. This could have included involvements for other members of the family, referrals where the outcome was no further action etc.
The 9% includes all the children known to social care so if they are known to social care because they are disabled then yes it does include disabled children.
This information was given as clarification of the figures in Leicestershire's response to Graham Badman's request for more data in the second in depth questionnaire to local authorities.'