Monday, May 21, 2018

EHE Guidelines for LAs 2007 and 2016, and CME Guidance

EHELGA 2007 can be found here.

EHELGA 2013 can be found here.


Section 436A Guidance: 

1.  Children Missing Education Guidance  2007 and also here.

2.  Children Missing Education 2009

3.  Children Missing Education Guidance 2013

4.  Children Missing Education Guidance 2016


Brief summary of history of HEors exemption from s436A (CME)

2007 CME (1), exempts home educators from 436A twice. (in s2 and in section dealing with home ed)

2009 CME (2) exempts home educators in section on home education.

2013 CME (3)  removes exemption of home educators, and removes all discussion of how the duty is to be enacted regarding home educators.  Instead this version links to EHE Guidelines 2013 which says (confusingly):

2.6 Local authorities have a statutory duty under section 436A of the Education Act 1996, inserted by the Education and Inspections Act 2006, to make arrangements to enable them to establish the identities, so far as it is possible to do so, of children in their area who are not receiving a suitable education. The duty applies in relation to children of compulsory school age who are not on a school roll, and who are not receiving a suitable education otherwise than being at school (for example, at home, privately, or in alternative provision). The guidance issued makes it clear that the duty does not apply to children who are being educated at home.


2005 Letter to Directors of Children's Services re CME

A history of Children Missing Education Guidance is here.

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