Home Education

(asked on 11th January 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish their response to the 2018 Home Education oversight consultation.


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Nick Gibb
This question was answered on 19th January 2021

In the spring of 2019, a consultation was held on proposals for a mandatory register of children not attending state or registered independent schools to help local authorities carry out their responsibilities in relation to children not in school. The consultation closed in June 2019. Responses to the consultation have been considered and a formal government response document setting out next steps is expected in due course.

The 2018 consultation and call for evidence into Elective Home Education closed in July 2018. It had two parts: a consultation on revised versions of the Department’s guidance on the existing legal basis for the oversight of home education; and a call for evidence on the issues of registration, monitoring, and also support for the families of children educated at home.

The first part resulted in the publication of finalised local authority and parents’ versions of guidance on 2 April 2019: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/elective-home-education.

The second part resulted in the consultation that ran in 2019.

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