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Correspondence from Equity in Education and our Reply – April/June 2024

In April we shared here details of an email we had received from the Welsh Government’s Equity in Education Team. Attached to it were Welsh and English versions of the “Child Friendly Versions” [CFV] of the “Children missing education database” consultation which was ongoing at the time. We replied at… Read More »Correspondence from Equity in Education and our Reply – April/June 2024

Suggestions for how children and young people could respond to Databases Consultation

In response to the Welsh Government’s failure to upload the children’s and young people’s version of the Children Missing Education Database consultation on its website, members of our team have worked with other home educators to produce alternative graphics which we hope will encourage young people who are being home… Read More »Suggestions for how children and young people could respond to Databases Consultation

Correspondence from Equity in Education and our Reply – March/April 2024

On the afternoon of 27 March 2024 we received the following email from the Welsh Government’s Equity in Education Team: Dear Families First in EducationWe have prepared a children and young person’s version of our consultation document to support targeted engagement with children and young people. This is attached for… Read More »Correspondence from Equity in Education and our Reply – March/April 2024

Children And Young People On The Margins

Senedd Committee groups “children not enrolled in mainstream education” with others deemed to be “on the margins”

Post publication update: Following the raising of concerns by HE families about the wording of this call for evidence, on 6 March, the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee emailed the team behind the Facebook group, Home Ed Cymru, to explain “that home educated children are not,… Read More »Senedd Committee groups “children not enrolled in mainstream education” with others deemed to be “on the margins”

Consultation on Children Missing Education Database

On 31 January the Welsh Government launched their long-expected Consultation on Children Missing Education Database. This seeks views on the “children missing education database proposal and regulations for local authorities and local health boards.” The closing date is 25 April. The documents available on the consultation home page are as… Read More »Consultation on Children Missing Education Database

Documents released by Welsh Government reveal highly intrusive objectives

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As reported here, a batch of documents related to Welsh Assembly Government training for Local Authority education officers was released on 13 September. These pertained to outstanding questions from two sessions chaired by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales which the Welsh government had held for families at the end of… Read More »Documents released by Welsh Government reveal highly intrusive objectives

Two Senedd committees inundated with correspondence from home educators – June 2023

When the Senedd’s Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee met on Monday 12 June, correspondence they had received from home educators about the Welsh Government’s Guidance on Elective Home Education featured as a separate item to note on their agenda. Chair Huw Irranca-Davies introduced agenda item 5 during the public session,… Read More »Two Senedd committees inundated with correspondence from home educators – June 2023