By law, all council policies must have regard to the Scottish Government’s statutory home education guidance and must further comply with both human rights, data protection and equality legislation. See our Legal section for further explanation.
For comment and media coverage of Local Authority home education policies:
Members of our forum are able to access contact details for Local Authority personnel who deal with home education enquiries in their area (obtained via FOI requests) and we endeavour to keep these up to date. Home educators report ongoing difficulties in ‘contact tracing’ as details are often concealed or withheld in direct contravention of the guidance.