Families First in Education – Wales

Advocating for family based policies and freedoms in Wales


Parental Primacy

Parents have a right and a primary duty to raise their children, look after their well-being, and enable them to thrive; this is enshrined in both national and international law. We engage with stakeholders for parental primacy in policy.

Responsible Families

Family units are a source of emotional support, love, security and protection to children. We speak up for the family unit to be protected and honoured in policy.

Home Education

The UK has always held to the principle that children should learn in ways that meet their needs. The right to elective home education is protected in law, and it allows parents to choose a suitable education for their children, including in the home. We seek to protect this right.

Challenging the Children’s Commissioner for Wales interpretation of the UNCRC

Families First in Education Wales believes that the Children’s Commissioner for Wales is in error in recommending that the home education model should be more closely overseen in order to comply with the UNCRC. We do not believe her reasoning is justifiable.


Add your support to our open letter to Education Minister, Jeremy Miles, asking him to engage fully with the submission to rebut the Children’s Commissioner’s interpretation that UNCRC necessitates a register of EHE children and for them to “be seen” by state employees.