Our Scottish Parliament Petition: The Never Ending Story

In a seemingly never ending loop, the Education & Skills Committee agreed at its virtual meeting on 11 November 2020  to keep our Petition PE01692 (calling for a public inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC) open, and to Read More …

GIRFEC petition update: our latest submission to Committee

Our Petition PE01692 calling for a public inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC was lodged jointly with Tymes Trust in 2018 following a ‘Fringe’ event we had organised for families concerned about increasing state surveillance and interference in Read More …

‘Registration’ petition: our submission to Committee

Following our two previous posts, The SPICe is not always right: questions over home education briefing (21 September 2019) and ‘Registration’ petition revisited (21 February 2020), the Scottish Home Education Forum has sent a submission to the Petitions Committee, whose members are Read More …

‘Registration’ petition revisited

We have posted previously about this 11-signature Scottish Parliament petition calling for the registration (or ‘licensing’) of home educated children, in particular highlighting our concerns over omissions and inaccuracies in the accompanying SPICe briefing. It is our intention – time Read More …