Monday, March 02, 2009

From the Victoria Climbie Foundation

"The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK is genuinely concerned about the link being made between Victoria Climbié and home education, and Victoria as a hidden child. Victoria was neither home-educated nor hidden."

Update: From comments:

From EO's Spokesperson:

I have permission to quote this statement that I have just received from Graham Badman's office, after I sent over details of the references made in the Independent article by Vijay Patel about Victoria and home education and after I gave them the link to the statement made by the Victoria Climbie Foundation:

"The DCSF, and Graham, know that there is no link whatsoever between the tragic death of Victoria Climbie and home education"

This statement was made to me officially today in an email written by Elizabeth Green who is working for Graham Badman during the Independent Review of Home Education.

4 comments:

thenewstead6 said...

I have permission to quote this statement that I have just received from Graham Badman's office, after I sent over details of the references made in the Independent article by Vijay Patel about Victoria and home education and after I gave them the link to the statement made by the Victoria Climbie Foundation:

"The DCSF, and Graham, know that there is no link whatsoever between the tragic death of Victoria Climbie and home education"

This statement was made to me officially today in an email written by Elizabeth Green who is working for Graham Badman during the Independent Review of Home Education.

Feel free to pass that on - you never know when it is handy to be able to refer to a quote like that...

Ann
Spokesperson & Trustee
Education Otherwise

Leo said...

Good to hear.

The Victoria Climbié foundation is insane. It was her parents who sent her here at the care of her aunt, a person of their own choice. It was their bad judgement and their responsibility.

Firebird said...

Great, now what about all the people who read that article in the Independent?

mum6kids said...

I too want to see this in the Indi.
It would be good along side the news that Vijay Patel has been fired.