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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 |

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

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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 |

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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 |

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Supporting children and families? Aye, that’ll be right!

Under the dubious headline of Supporting children and families, Scottish Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, has dutifully launched a consultation on the Scottish Government’s forthcoming Children and Young People Bill. She’s from the government and is here to help, don’t you know?   This latest consultation (con- being the operative prefix) runs until 25th September . . .

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Date of Post  15 July 2012 |

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Is lying just part of the job description?

Some encouraging news from Graham Stuart MP has been reported on our forums:   “I’m meeting ministers next week to discuss home education and will be asking for urgent action to remind LAs of their actual duties (and powers). Whatever form that takes (and assuming they agree) I will seek to ensure that we get copies that can . . .

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Date of Post  30 June 2012 |

Post Category  Category: Education, Law, Politics |

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