HES submits evidence to UK inquiry

Our response to the UK Government’s Education Committee inquiry into home education in England has now been published.

We submitted evidence in November 2000 to support home educating families in England (education is devolved to the home nations in the UK).

The committee had invited submissions addressing eight areas, including:

  • The duties of local authorities with regard to home education including safeguarding and assuring the quality of home education.
  • Whether a statutory register of home educated children is required.
  • The benefits children gain from home education, and the potential disadvantages they may face.

Following a delayed reply, we have been advised that the committee has accepted our submission, which can be read here.

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