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  • Database regulations table talk sessions

    19th Feb 2020 by

    The Welsh Government has published the dates for the table talks on the database regulations. The dates are 6 March in Llandudno, 13 March in Swansea and 26 March in Merthyr Tydfil. There are limited spaces so if you want to attend you need to register. There will be adults and young people sessions in… Read more

  • Petition to go to evidence session

    4th Feb 2020 by

    The Petitions Committe has called for an evidence session to discuss the petition to withdraw the proposed guidance on home education, which is good news. The intention is that the Committee will seek the views from the Children’s Commissioner, the Education Minister, the petitioners and other home education organisations. One of the committee members stressed… Read more

  • Petition to withdraw guidance to be considered on Tuesday

    1st Feb 2020 by

    The petition to withdraw the proposed guidance on home education will be considered by the Petitions Committee next Tuesday 4 February. You can read the latest Minister’s letter and the response of the petitioner (Wendy Charles-Warner) to which we were kindly asked to give some input. Fingers crossed!

  • Data sharing regulations out for consultation

    30th Jan 2020 by

    The Welsh Government are consulting on the Draft Children Act 2004 Database (Wales) Regulations 2020 and the Education (Information about Children in Independent Schools) (Wales) Regulations 2020. These regulations will allow Local Authorities to gather data from Local Health Boards (i.e.NHS/your GP) and independent schools in respect of home educated children. Please respond to the… Read more

  • Petitions Committee to ask Minister to consider legal opinion

    3rd Dec 2019 by

    The Petitions Committee discussed today the petition to withdraw the draft guidance on home education and agreed that the issues raised by the legal opinion that we obtained are serious and that there is a need to reassure the committee “that the Welsh Government are giving this opinion sufficient weight”. The committee will write “back… Read more

  • Petition to be considered on 3 December

    28th Nov 2019 by

    The Petition to withdraw the draft guidance on home education will be considered at the Petitions Committee meeting on Tuesday 3 December at 9.15. You can read the Committees agenda and papers and watch a live broadcast of the meeting on Senedd TV. With the papers you will find a letter from the Education Minister… Read more

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