Open consultation

Children not in school

Summary

We are seeking views on a local authority registration system for children who do not attend state-funded or registered independent schools.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation is a follow-up to the consultation and call for evidence on elective home education held by the Department for Education in 2018.

It seeks views on proposed legislation to establish:

  • a register maintained by local authorities of children not attending mainstream schools
  • duties on parents and the proprietors of certain educational settings

It also consults on proposed legislation to establish a duty to support parents who educate children at home and seek support from their local authority in doing so.

Published 2 April 2019