Friday, July 31, 2009

HEYC to Speak to the DCSF

From The Home Educated Youth Council (HEYC)

"Following the launch of the Consultation, home educated children who felt that their voices had not been heard during the Review and who continued to feel that they were not being consulted, formed the Home Educated Youth Council (HEYC). To challenge the DCSF’s assumption that home educated childrens’ opinions are influenced by their parents, HEYC wishes to speak face to face with DCSF officials without parents present, and have therefore been seeking an appointment with the DCSF since the group’s formation."

They've set a date: 12th August.

If you are interested to know more, contact:

And essential viewing: via You Tube, a record of the previous attempt by HEYC to talk to the DCSF.


Shirl said...

Thanks for the link to the HEYC.

Shirl x

Carlotta said...

I can't tell you how pleased I am to see it the video. I feel as if the voice of the sort of young people I know, (quietly spoken, insightful, articulate, reasoned, determined, right-minded) is finally getting a public airing and tbh, I've actually cried with something akin to relief whilst watching this, despite the fact that they clearly had a frustrating day.