Government proposals ‘fall short’ on helping home-schooled children

The Guardian is reporting that councils should be given powers to enter homes to check on a child’s schooling, LGA says

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England and Wales, says government proposals to introduce a compulsory register for home-schooled children are welcome but do not go far enough to protect children and ensure they get a high-quality education.

The schools watchdog, Ofsted, has also flagged up concerns about more than 500 illegal or unregistered schools. In some cases, children who are said to be home-schooled will in fact be attending illegal schools.

A DfE spokesperson said final proposals would be published next year. “We have a duty to protect our young people and that’s why our plans for a register of children not in school is so important.

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