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BBC Article on the Consultation

3 years 2 days ago
Read full text on BBC News website. It is interesting to see that the Children's Law Centre welcomes the changes and considers the Draft to be 'clear':  "There is no planned change to the law to...

HSDLA Response

3 years 2 days ago
"If implemented, it would violate international law and hte fundamental human rights of the parents and their children.  The proposed policy grants unreasonable access into the home, violating...

Where did this all come from?

3 years 2 days ago
An article by Edward Underwood, home educator. Where did this come from? This was the question which parents asked the Department of Education (DE) and the Education and Library Boards (ELBs) when...

Response from Fiona Nicholson - Ed Yourself

3 years 3 days ago
Fiona Nicholson, Ed Yourself, has submitted a response to the consultation.   "The law is quite straightforward and I can't understand why the draft policy makes such a half-hearted attempt at...

Response from the Family Education Trust

3 years 3 days ago
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...

Response to the Consultation - Educational Freedom

Educational Freedom
3 years 5 days ago
Comments from the Educational Freedom response. "The ELB draft policy on EHE does not fit with existing law, it is ultra vires. The interpretation of the almost identical law that exists in...

HEdNI Response

3 years 1 week ago
"An effective home education policy should foster co-operation between the education authorities and home educating families, supporting them to provide an excellent education for their children....

Consultation Response from Alison Sauer - The Centre for Personalised Education

the centre for personalised education
3 years 1 week ago
"The document is hastily put together, intimates without foundation that children become more at risk of harm when home educated, does not recognise current home educating practice or the success of...

One Week to Submission Deadline

3 years 1 week ago
You've got just under a week to get your thoughts on paper - tell the Boards and the Department of Education what you think of the Draft Policy. There are information and links to download the forms...

Please help with Education Otherwise's Survey

3 years 2 weeks ago
Please help by filling in this survey. The local contact for Education Otherwise is co-ordinating two surveys to gather opinions relating to home education and the monitoring proposed in the current...