Children not in school

ACERT submission

This consultation is about establishing a local authority registration system for children who do not attend state-funded or registered independent schools.

It is a follow-up to the consultation and call for evidence on elective home education held by the Department for Education in 2018. 

It seeks views on proposed legislation to establish a register maintained by local authorities of children not attending mainstream schools, together with associated duties on parents and the proprietors of certain educational settings. It also consults on proposed legislation to establish a duty to support parents who educate children at home and seek support from their local authority in doing so. 

The government is considering responses received and will take a decsion on next steps. A government response document will be published.