Home education guidance

Date: 3rd May 2022
Category: Education, including vocational education

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Closing date: 31st August 2022 (extended)

This draft guidance sets out the roles and responsibilities of local authorities and parents in relation to home education. It provides information on the relevant law and the process for withdrawing a child from school. Scottish Government wants to gather your views on a number of issues relating to home education that were not covered in previous guidance.

The draft guidance also offers information and guidance for local authorities and parents on developing positive relationships based on mutual trust that function in the best interests of the child or young person.