Links to the latest consultations relating to home education or affecting home educators in the UK. For discussion and comment on consultations, please visit our Home Education Law & Policy forums.


Wales: Local authority education databases (closes 22 April 2020)


Wales: Home education: statutory guidance for local authorities and handbook for home educators (closed 25  October 2019)

Scotland: Review of home education guidance discussion paper (August 2019)

Isle of Man Education Bill includes Qs on home education (closed 20 March 2019) Crowdfunder appeal for legal challenge

Home Education – Call for Evidence and revised DfE guidance (closed 10 April 2018)

Scotland: Call for evidence by the Education & Skills Committee on the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill and associated code of practice (closed 25 August 2017 – Scottish Home Ed Forum submission here)

Wales: Draft non-statutory guidance for local authorities on elective home education (closed 3 July 2015)

Scotland: Consultation on the draft Statutory Guidance for Parts 4, 5 and 18 (Section 96) and related draft orders of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (closed 1 May 2015)

Northern Ireland: Consultation on the Draft Policy on Elective Home Education (closed June 2014)

Scotland: A Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill (closed September 2012)

England: Badman Review of EHE (closed October 2009)

Details of other past consultations can be found on the AHEd wiki.