Draft regulations breach human rights and are unlawful, confirms QC

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. Therefore, the regulations should be stopped.

Protecting Home Education Wales is very pleased with the QC’s opinion and very thankful to all who contributed to the fundraising campaign.

We appreciate that everyone’s priority right now is to protect their own families from Covid-19. But if you could make some time please try to respond to the consultation by 22 April 2020.

We should be mindful that eventually, and hopefully soon, Covid-19 will pass and we will go back to our “normal” lives. We would want to make sure that our human rights are not undermined by the Welsh Government. If the regulations are passed they will certainly affect all home educators, so it is important that we stand up for our rights now or it will be too late.

Thank you.

Protecting Home Education Wales

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