The Scottish Home Education Forum has conducted a major investigation into local authorities’ home education policies, practices and relationships with home educators in Scotland.

‘Home Truths’ is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of home education in Scotland and our findings have now been published in full (110 pages) and in summary (12 pages).

Download Home Truths (full report)
Download Home Truths (summary report)

Read our press release

We have made 16 recommendations for action, which we hope the Scottish Government will see fit to progress in the course of its forthcoming review of statutory home education guidance.

In stark contrast to the glossy reports and high-profile launch events of privileged taxpayer-funded organisations, this work was undertaken on an entirely voluntary basis by members of a grassroots support network. Thanks only to generous donations from home educators and allies, printed copies of the summary report will be sent to public and third sector bodies directly, and will also be available for distribution via local groups.

M (pink tutu) celebrates her first day of no school