- 2014 Consultation
- Groups and Meetings
An excellent submission from the Family Education Trust
A short quote, the full text can be found in the pdf below:
"The principle of not requiring any intervention on the part of the authorities except ‘where it appears’ to a local authority that parents are failing to fulfil their responsibilities is not a legal loophole as some have characterised it, but a provision that conforms to three key principles at the heart of UK and European law:
• the responsibility of parents for their children’s education (The Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986, Article 45),
• respect for parental wishes and parental religious and philosophical convictions (The Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986, Article 44; European Convention on Human Rights, Article 2, Protocol 1), and
• the right to a private and family life (European Convention on Human Rights, Article 8)."