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Consultation outcome: Home education: call for evidence and revised DfE guidance

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Elective home education: call for evidence 2018 response

PDF, 555KB, 43 pages

Detail of outcome

Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Read the updated elective home education guidance documents for local authorities and parents.

Original consultation


Call for evidence on greater oversight of children whose parents elect to educate them at home, and consultation on revised DfE guidance documents.

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Consultation description

This consultation has 2 parts.

The first is a call for evidence on issues connected with elective home education. In particular:

  • registration of children educated at home
  • monitoring of home education provision
  • support for home educators

The second part is seeking comments on draft versions of 2 DfE guidance documents about elective home education. One is designed for local authorities and the other for parents.

Published 10 April 2018
Last updated 2 April 2019 + show all updates

  1. Added the final outcome for this consultation and links to the updated guidance.
  2. First published.

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