Ha, got it, despite being in electricity-free zone! At first glance, the news of the recently re-framed consultation appears to represent a certain triumph but closer reading is required, for which I do not have a spare mo!
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From Department for Education and Skills
On 8th May the Department for Education and Skills published a consultation on guidelines for local authorities on elective home education. The publication of this consultation follows discussions with several groups representing home educators and with local authorities. Following these discussions it has been decided not to propose any changes to monitoring arrangements or legislation so this consultation is solely on the issuing of guidelines.
The guidelines set out our view on the best approach to balancing the rights of parents and the obligations of local authorities. The consultation will run until 31st July, and the document can be found here or you can reply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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