Maire and Bruce Stafford provide a neat summary for the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
They have also done some stirling work, along with Jax and others, answering Delyth Morgan's extraordinary assertion that:
"We do not expect them [Badman's recommendations] to place any significant additional burdens on local authorities as most already monitor home education, and our proposals will provide additional powers that will assist local authorities in dealing more efficiently with the small number of cases where home education does not come up to scratch."
Delyth, fyi, round here, we have one poor EWO who is meant to be covering all the excluded, disillusioned, truanting school kids as well as us HEors. Despite being in post for over a year now, he hasn't managed to visit even a quarter of the HEors he knows about. If he had heard from his predecessor that families were doing well, he has left it at that, poor man.
Badman proposes that all HEors be visited within one month of registration and then "visited over the following twelve months".
No additional burdens? I do think you need to think again, and get onto doing your Impact Assessment pdq.