OUT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION SETTINGS – CONSULTATION
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NSPCC UPDATE - Open Letter to NSPCC Jan 2016 + *** NEW *** COMMENTARY ...
Petition: NSPCC: Withdraw your report “Children Not Educated In School: Learning from case reviews”.
For further information please see new menu item ‘NSPCC & HE’ below left.
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Though education is compulsory in the UK for children between the ages of five and sixteen, school is not. Many families prefer to educate their children otherwise than at school, and it is their right under UK law to do so. Home educating families do not have to follow the National Curriculum and there is no single 'right' way to educate a child at home.
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