The cheek! From an article about Home Education in Norfolk:
"Norfolk County Council runs a home educator service, which offers support and advice to parents opting for home schooling. It can link children together to ensure they interact socially, ...we're here if people have a query or want support. We advise on curriculum websites, books about home education and provide links to organisations like Connexions when young people are starting to think about their next steps after school.”
We and practically every other home educating family we know have managed very well thank you very much without any help from LAs. We socialise frenetically already. Any more socialisation and we'd bust! And if HEors really can't find the information they need in this information rich age, I really don't think they should HEing in the first place. We manage all this through our own HE networks, social and IT. This is NOT difficult though it seems as if Norfolk LA would have us believe that it is and implicitly that we must therefore be dependent upon them.
What we do need, however, are things they won't help us with, eg: easy access to exam centres.