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Parents to be legislated out of their children’s lives

With new Bills about to be introduced in both Wales and Scotland which will have the effect, if enacted, of legislating parents out of their children’s lives, these are very worrying times for all families.


Such a profound shift of responsibility for the education and welfare of children from parents to the state is one that evokes sinister […]

By |September 28th, 2012|Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Enter the Dragon! New group challenges Welsh Ass Govt proposals

A dedicated new action group has been set up to co-ordinate responses to legislative proposals by the Welsh Ass Government, which, if enacted, would effectively usurp parents’ responsibility for education by imposing a regulatory regime on a long established and protected parental function in breach of the ECHR.

Rhuad y Ddraig (Roar of the Dragon) is an […]

By |August 28th, 2012|Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments

Supporting children and families? Aye, that’ll be right!

Under the dubious headline of Supporting children and families, Scottish Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, has dutifully launched a consultation on the Scottish Government’s forthcoming Children and Young People Bill. She’s from the government and is here to help, don’t you know?

This latest consultation (con- being the operative prefix) runs until 25th September and our forum […]

By |July 15th, 2012|Civil Liberties, Education|0 Comments

Is lying just part of the job description?

Some encouraging news from Graham Stuart MP has been reported on our forums:
“I’m meeting ministers next week to discuss home education and will be asking for urgent action to remind LAs of their actual duties (and powers). Whatever form that takes (and assuming they agree) I will seek to ensure that we get copies that can then be […]

By |June 30th, 2012|Education, Law, Politics|0 Comments

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