Data sharing regulations out for consultation

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 theContinue reading “Data sharing regulations out for consultation”

Legal Opinion Forces Education Minister to Delay Publication of Home Education Guidance.

The legal opinion, among other things, has made the Education Minister reconsider, and the publication of the draft guidance has now been pushed back to Autumn 2020. In a written statement the Education Minister said: “I have decided to extend the timescales for consultation on the draft database regulations, the publication of the statutory guidanceContinue reading “Legal Opinion Forces Education Minister to Delay Publication of Home Education Guidance.”

Petitions Committee to ask Minister to consider legal opinion

The Petitions Committee discussed today the petition to withdraw the draft guidance on home education and agreed that the issues raised by the legal opinion that we obtained are serious and that there is a need to reassure the committee “that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 “backContinue reading “Petitions Committee to ask Minister to consider legal opinion”

Petition to be considered on 3 December

The Petition to withdraw the draft guidance on home education will be considered at the Petitions Committee meeting on Tuesday 3 December at 9.15.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 MinisterContinue reading “Petition to be considered on 3 December”

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