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

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: 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 . . .

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Date of Post  15 July 2012 |

Post Category  Category: Civil Liberties, Education |

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Is lying just part of the job description?

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: 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 . . .

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Date of Post  30 June 2012 |

Post Category  Category: Education, Law, Politics |

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Conference Report: Dealing with Highly Intrusive Parasitic Public Servants

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Report of the online conference hosted by Home Education Forums on 29/05/12.   Dealing with Highly Intrusive Parasitic Public Servants Practical strategies to tackle intrusive threatening and bullying behaviour disguised as ‘support’   This conference, while aiming to give voice to alternative views to government’s adopted-without-evidence policy of universal early . . .

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Date of Post  30 May 2012 |

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Dealing with Highly Intrusive Parasitic Public Servants

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As an antidote to the continuing harassment of home educators and persistent ultra vires activity on the part of local authorities throughout the UK, Home Ed Forums is hosting an online conference - Dealing with Highly Intrusive Parasitic Public Servants – Practical strategies to tackle intrusive threatening and bullying behaviour disguised . . .

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Date of Post  22 May 2012 |

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Next time it could be you

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Serious concerns have recently been raised on both our public and family forums about the bullying tactics employed by some local authorities, whose officers have taken it upon themselves to pass judgement on what is best for ‘our children’ on the basis that their own parenting choices (e.g. dump . . .

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Date of Post  10 May 2012 |

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Sweden tops the totalitarian league table

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: It has been reported that Jonas Himmelstrand, president of Sweden’s Home Education AssociationROHUS, has left the country with his family in the wake of continuing persecution from the Swedish authorities. The Himmelstrands have taken refuge on the Finnish Aland Islands along with other exiled Swedish home educating parents for whom life . . .

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Date of Post  13 March 2012 |

Post Category  Category: Education, Family, International, Law |

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