Welsh Consult: Archived Briefing Paper

Briefing on Welsh Assembly Government Proposals 2012: ARCHIVED

In September 2012 the Welsh Assembly Government announced proposals for substantial changes to local authority procedures for dealing with home educated children. Some of the proposed changes would have required the Welsh Assembly to bring in new laws. The first official sign that the Government sought to change the law on home education came in July 2012 when the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, announced that the new Education (Wales) Bill would include registration of children of compulsory school age who were home educated.

The plans were dropped by December 2012 and the Education Wales Bill was published in July 2013 without any mention of home education. (The Bill will reach stage 4 and pass into law at the end of March 2014)

Related Pages

Home Education in Wales
Consultation Safeguarding Children in Education (Wales) 2013
Consultation Document
Workshop Notes
Briefing on Proposals
Freedom of Information Requests for the Consultation
Consultation Response 2012