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Home Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 216352, tabled on 28 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will bring forward proposals to require all parents who are engaged in homeschooling to register their child with the local authority for safeguarding purposes irrespective of whether the child has ever attended full-time in-school education.

Answered on

4 December 2014

At present, as I indicated in the Answer I gave to the hon. Member on 20 October (210289), we are discussing with local authorities the concerns they have about information available on children who are educated at home. We have not yet reached any conclusion as to whether any changes are needed to the Department’s guidance document or the current framework within which home education operates.