As supporters of a new Bill aim to see home schooling in England registered for the first time, education and schools campaigner Alastair Lichten says children’s independent rights must receive greater focus.
NSS honorary associate Lord Soley aims to register and monitor those children receiving elective home education through his Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill. Lord Soley’s primary interest is in safeguarding, and, like the NSS, he is agnostic on home schooling. Indeed, the peer wants to “be quite clear that I have always been in favour of home education”.
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