Scottish Parliament

Petitions, PQs, Motions & Official Record

Here we have listed, in reverse chronological order, Scottish Parliamentary business concerning elective home education, including Petitions, Questions & Written Answers, Motions, and links to the Official Record. 

Scottish Parliament Petitions

Date Lodged: 13 June 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to initiate an independent public inquiry into the impact on human rights of the routine gathering and sharing of citizens’ personal information on which its Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) policy relies. 


A joint petition, submitted by the Scottish Home Education Forums and Tymes Trust (following their Families from the Fringe ‘alternative’ evidence gathering and consultation event on the Scottish Government’s information-sharing bill, now withdrawn) has been referred to the Education & Skills Committee for consideration. Read the latest news on the petition here.

Date Lodged: 20 August 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to conduct an urgent review to identify children who are not registered with an Education Authority in Scotland and are being denied a basic human right to access an education suitable to age, ability and aptitude.

We oppose this petition. Read our critique and submission to the committee here.

Scottish Parliamentary Questions

Scottish Parliamentary Motions 

Official Record

Proposed Member’s Bill