14 February 2009

Home Education Review

I recently posted about the decision by DCSF to launch yet another investigation into home education.

There is a a petition the Prime Minister to to remind his government that parents must remain responsible in law for ensuring the welfare and education of their children and that the state should not seek to appropriate these responsibilities. If you haven't signed the petition please do, http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Homeedreview/

There is still time to add your response to the review (responses need to be completed by 20th February) http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/consultations/index.cfm?action=consultationDetails&consultationId=1605&external=no&menu=1. Many Home Educators feel that it is very important for children to make their own responses to this particular consultation/review, as all the guidances say that children should be consulted, and the NSPCC claims to have consulted children so we need to make sure that HE children voice their own opinions about how Home Education can fit with these 5 outcomes.

There is a very comprehensive response (plus lots more info) on this blog if you are looking for more information Dare to Know: Draft Response to the Review of Home Education.

1 comment:

Carlotta said...

Am keeping fingers and everything else crossed...I don't want to have to go to jail, but I will if autonomous education is ruled out!

Here's hoping that people will join me there, if need's be!