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  • Open letter to the Education Minister

    Protecting Home Education Wales are pleased to support the open letter to the Welsh Education Minister, Jeremy Miles, from Families First in Education – Wales asking him to engage fully with the submission to rebut the Children’s Commissioner’s interpretation that UNCRC demands a register of EHE children and for them to “be seen” by the… Read more

  • Legal Action against Portsmouth City Council

    Portsmouth Home Education Group is fund raising to issue judicial review proceedings against the (allegedly) unlawful actions of Portsmouth City Council. They need £20,000 and in one day they have raised a whopping £14,450! (that is at 18:42 of 11 February 2021). It is wonderful to see how the home ed community in the UK… Read more

  • CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER SEEKS EHE REGISTER IN ENGLAND – IS WALES NEXT?

    EHE Register – England The Children’s Commissioner for England says that a compulsory EHE register has been “agreed”, reports The HE Byte. When in an accountability hearing of the Education Committee at the House of Commons earlier this month MP Jonathan Gullies asked Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, what changes she thought were needed… Read more

  • WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON

    Children’s Commissioner – Wales The Children’s Commissioner will review the Welsh Government’s decision to put the HE guidance and database proposals on hold (you may already be aware of this as it was broadcasted on the BBC). The HE Byte’s recent column has an excellent summary on this. We would kindly suggest that Home Educating… Read more

  • New public consultation (likely)

    In response to our letter earlier this month concerning the Welsh Government’s plans to “explore possible policy options for meeting the needs of home educated children”, Kirsty Williams, Minister of Education, has confirmed that any new or revised proposals by the next Government will be subject to a public consultation and that the Government “will,… Read more

  • Update on the Minister’s statement

    Following the Minister for Education’s statement on 22 June, where, among other things, she announced that “Government officials will explore possible policy options for meeting the needs of home educated children” we have written to the Minister asking her to confirm that any new (or revised) policy on home education will be Human Rights compliant… Read more

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