• New public consultation (likely)

    17th Jul 2020 by

    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

    10th Jul 2020 by

    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

  • Consultation closes today

    13th May 2020 by

    Today, 13 May 2020, ends the consultation on the draft children’s education database regulations. Please remember to respond by the end of today. Details of how to respond can be found here. We have been liaising with Local Health Boards and other health professional bodies many of which were unaware of the draft regulations and… Read more

  • Consultation extended until 13 May

    22nd Apr 2020 by

    The Welsh Government has extended the time to respond to the consultation on the draft data sharing regulations until 13 May 2020. If you have not responded already, please make an effort to respond to the consultation by 13 May. You will find a copy of the response form here. Once completed please send it… Read more

  • Our response to the Consultation

    17th Apr 2020 by

    We have just submitted our response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on the Draft Children Act 2004 Database (Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Education (Information about Children in Independent Schools) (Wales) Regulations 2020. You can see a copy of our response here. Please do make an effort to respond to the consultation by 22 April… Read more

  • Draft regulations breach human rights and are unlawful, confirms QC

    10th Apr 2020 by

    David Wolfe QC provided Protecting Home Education Wales his legal opinion on The Children Act 2004 Education Database (Wales) Regulations 2020 (draft) and found that, if they become law, they would be in breach of the right to private and family life (Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights) and would be unlawful.… Read more

  • Update on Welsh Consultation

    6th Apr 2020 by

    The consultation on the data sharing regulations ends on 22 April 2020; please remember to respond. In that regard, please also read the latest article by The HE Byte. Other news: We have written to the First Minister of Wales expressing our concerns on the irregularities of the Table Talks Workshops (see our previous post).… Read more

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