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Conference Report: Dealing with Highly Intrusive Parasitic Public Servants

Report of the online conference hosted by Home Education Forums on 29/05/12.

Dealing with Highly Intrusive Parasitic Public Servants

Practical strategies to tackle intrusive threatening and bullying behaviour disguised as ‘support’

This conference, while aiming to give voice to alternative views to government’s adopted-without-evidence policy of universal early intervention and forced delivery of compulsory ‘services’, acknowledges the necessity for statutory […]

By |May 30th, 2012|Civil Liberties, Education|2 Comments

Dealing with Highly Intrusive Parasitic Public Servants

As an antidote to the continuing harassment of home educators and persistent ultra vires activity on the part of local authorities throughout the UK, Home Ed Forums is hosting an online conference – Dealing with Highly Intrusive Parasitic Public Servants – Practical strategies to tackle intrusive threatening and bullying behaviour disguised as ‘support’ – on our public […]

By |May 22nd, 2012|Civil Liberties, Education, Law|0 Comments

Next time it could be you

Serious concerns have recently been raised on both our public and family forums about the bullying tactics employed by some local authorities, whose officers have taken it upon themselves to pass judgement on what is best for ‘our children’ on the basis that their own parenting choices (e.g. dump kids in day care and nursery […]

By |May 10th, 2012|Civil Liberties, Family, Law|0 Comments

Sweden tops the totalitarian league table

It has been reported that Jonas Himmelstrand, president of Sweden’s Home Education AssociationROHUS, has left the country with his family in the wake of continuing persecution from the Swedish authorities. The Himmelstrands have taken refuge on the Finnish Aland Islands along with other exiled Swedish home educating parents for whom life had become intolerable under the totalitarian […]

By |March 13th, 2012|Education, Family, International, Law|0 Comments

So much for austerity

Home educators are reporting an increase in ultra vires activity among English local authorities whose elective home education guidelines have been exposed as inaccurate and misleading. Councils recently outed on our community forums include Barnsley, East Sussex and a Wirral, Knowlsey and Warringtoncombo calling itself the Elective Home Education Service. Other offenders have been flagged up on our private forums, […]

By |March 8th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Law and Liberty

Second talk by Neil Taylor at the European Home education Conference 2011 on Law and Liberty


I am not a lawyer and have no legal training or qualifications, but like many home educators I have had to try to understand the law as it relates to our unwanted choice to home educate. Indeed it is […]

By |November 19th, 2011|Articles, Civil Liberties, Education, International, Law, Politics|0 Comments

European Home Education Conference 2011: Neil Taylor

Video footage and transcripts of Neil Taylor’s talks at the European Home Education Conference 2011.

First talk by Neil Taylor at the European Home Education Conference 2011

“The people never give up their liberty but under some delusion.”


It is the nature and intent of that delusion which I want to explore in this talk in […]

By |November 19th, 2011|Civil Liberties, Education|1 Comment

Home ed bashing in TES Magazine

An opinion piece by a head teacher which was recently published in the ‘What keeps me awake at night’ column of the TES magazine evidently drew  a strong reaction from readers. So much so, the editor has made a plea for ‘other teachers and professionals’  to share their views and experiences, in confidence, for a […]

By |October 2nd, 2011|Civil Liberties, Education, Family, Law|0 Comments

Home Edupreneur of the month: Odd Socks

In our ‘Home Edupreneur of the Month’ feature, we highlight businesses which are run by home educating parents and home educated young people. We hope that their stories will not only encourage readers to support fellow home educators by shopping ‘local’, but will also inspire those starting out or just thinking about home edupreneurship.

Our  featured home-edupreneur […]

By |July 1st, 2011|Enterprise|0 Comments

Sneak thief government steals parental responsibility for education from behind our backs

By Neil T

It was only because of a casual remark to a home educator in England by a local education authority official that the existence of a Statutory Instrument (SI) taking from parents their right to immediate deregistration from school for the purposes of education otherwise than at school, came to the notice of home […]

By |April 24th, 2011|Education|6 Comments