Briefing: Children not in school: DfE consultation and guidance on home education

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
May 1, 2019
Kathy Baker
Issues Covered
  • children missing education
  • Definition of suitable education
  • New local authority education duty to support home educators
  • Register of home educated children
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Local government finance
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DfE is consulting (until 24 June 2019) on legislation to place three new duties on local authorities: keep a register of home educated children; monitor suitability of home education; and support home educators. New guidance to local authorities on home education has been published.

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