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Judicial Review and NO2NP campaign in Scotland

    Schoolhouse has posted an informative update on our forums on the progress of the campaign opposing GIRFEC surveillance and the imposition of a state appointed Named Person for every child in Scotland.   The Judicial Review, spearheaded by the Christian Institute, is set to commence later this month in the Court of Session in . . .

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Date of Post  6 November 2014 |

Post Category  Category: Civil Liberties, Family, Law, Politics |

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Child benefit, tax credits, EMA and home education

  Tax credits and Child Benefit are UK wide benefits which can be claimed by home educating families as long as their children are continuing in elective home education. The Education Maintenance Allowance, on the other hand, is only available to home educated children in Scotland who meet the eligibility criteria.   The topic of tax credits . . .

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Date of Post  3 November 2014 |

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Anti-GIRFEC petition approaches 2500 signatures

A petition created by Scotland’s national home education charity Schoolhouse, in order to raise awareness of the dangerous provisions within the Children and Young People Bill which is currently making its way through the Scottish Parliament, is rapidly approaching 2500 signatures.   At last, the general public appears to be waking up to the fact . . .

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Date of Post  25 January 2014 |

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France threatens to ban home education

Home educators and supporters in France have sounded an international alert regarding a proposed Bill which seeks to restrict home-based provision of compulsory education to cases of incapacity and disability, effectively outlawing elective home education.   The Bill was registered in the Presidency of the Senate on 18th December 2013 and presented by MM. Hugues PORTELLI, . . .

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Date of Post  25 January 2014 |

Post Category  Category: Civil Liberties, Education, International, Law, Politics |

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Parents to be legislated out of their children’s lives

  With new Bills about to be introduced in both Wales and Scotland which will have the effect, if enacted, of legislating parents out of their children’s lives, these are very worrying times for all families.   Such a profound shift of responsibility for the education and welfare of children from parents to the state is . . .

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Date of Post  28 September 2012 |

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Enter the Dragon! New group challenges Welsh Ass Govt proposals

A dedicated new action group has been set up to co-ordinate responses to legislative proposals by the Welsh Ass Government, which, if enacted, would effectively usurp parents’ responsibility for education by imposing a regulatory regime on a long established and protected parental function in breach of the ECHR.   Rhuad y Ddraig (Roar of the Dragon) . . .

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Date of Post  28 August 2012 |

Post Category  Category: Civil Liberties, Education |

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