18th Nov 2020 by

    When we answered the call for evidence on the inquiry on Home Education launched by the Education Committee of the House of Commons, we expected that fair procedures and fair treatment would apply. That was until, on Tuesday (16 November 2020) the BBC Radio 4 Today programme (at approximately 8:34 am) interviewed the Chair of… Read more


    30th Oct 2020 by

    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


    5th Oct 2020 by

    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)

    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

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