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Disappointment at consultation responses from CLC and NICCY

3 years 51 weeks ago
Home educating families are very concerned at the apparent disregard for the law, and for the legal rights of children in the responses by the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Youth,...

Education Otherwise Response

3 years 51 weeks ago
Anne Rix, Chair of Education Otherwise Assocation, submitted their reponse to the consultation: "We ask ELBs to consider the nature of their relationships with families carefully throughout the...

Two extraordinary personal responses

3 years 51 weeks ago
Take a look at these two responses, from which I quote briefly below: S. Rafferty Response C. Rafferty Response The first is a narative based on Shevaun's experiences helping people who call...

Harriet Pattison, Researcher, Response

3 years 52 weeks ago
"Since 2006 I have been a research associate of the Institute of Education, University of London specialising in home education practices and philosophy.  Research undertaken by myself and in...

NI4Kids Article on the consultation

3 years 52 weeks ago
Read full text at NI4Kids - New Rules for Home School? "Mervyn Storey Chairperson of the Assembly Education Committee and Education spokesperson for the DUP has called on the Education Minister...

BBC Article on the Consultation

3 years 52 weeks 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 52 weeks 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 52 weeks 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

4 years 10 hours 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

4 years 15 hours 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...