Forecasts vary but there are some MPs who believe that it is still perfectly possible for the Children, Schools and Families Bill to get through in time before the election and that Labour will lean heavily on their MPs and Lords in order to get this bill passed - (presumably leaving the Tories with the terrible mess that various sections of the bill will create).
Probably our best hope is to have clauses dropped or changed in the Lords. We should make quite sure that our Tory and Lib Dem MPs are on board, and must also ensure that we explain to the Lords that this Bill will have terrible consequences for home educated children and their families.
We are already hearing of an increasing number of home educating families who are being remorselessly bullied by their local authorities in anticipation of having these powers. HE families will have NO protection at all from subjective judgements about education should the bill go through, and explaining to the LA that we will see them in court in order to prove that a suitable education is being provided will no longer work if our reading of the proposed alterations to the School Attendance Order regime is correct, since it looks as if the courts will be specifically barred from considering whether a suitable education is actually being provided!
Please, please make sure your MP understands this, that the CSF Bill will damage the education of children, that it will prove an immense source of stress and anguish for HE families, who know that they can offer their preferred form of education but that they may well be prevented from doing so as some arbitrary LA official may have a vastly different view on the matter. And explain this to any Lord you think may be interested.