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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”

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

Letter to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Families First in Education Wales wrote to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee [LJCC] on 21 February. This was to request that three enclosed documents be placed on file so that Committee members might have access to them when they came to consider the new statutory guidance for EHE and… Read More »Letter to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Welsh Government response to CYPEC report on Pupil Absence

Last year the Children Young People & Education Committee [CYPEC] held a short inquiry on pupil absence from schools. One of the Terms of Reference asked whether absenteeism had resulted in a higher level of pupil de-registration and any cross-over with elective home education. The Inquiry’s findings were written up… Read More »Welsh Government response to CYPEC report on Pupil Absence

Welsh Government response to the Children´s Commissioner for Wales Annual Report 2022

On 30 November, the Welsh Government released its formal response to the Children’s Commissioner for Wales’ Annual Report 2021-22, which had been published on 11 October. In her Cabinet Statement, Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt, MS, noted that this report reflected the final year of Prof Sally Holland’s> term… Read More »Welsh Government response to the Children´s Commissioner for Wales Annual Report 2022