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Home Education

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he has received any reports of (a) abuse and (b) poor educational practice in the home educated environment in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (308176)

The Department collected statistical information relating to safeguarding and educational concerns about home educated children that can be found at

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/ete/independentreviewofhomeeducation/irhomeeducation/

Some reports of specific instances of abuse or poor educational practice were made to Graham Badman and DCSF as part of the background evidence collected for the Review of Elective Home Education in England.