Board of Deputies reacts to Government home schooling register plan

The Board of Deputies has reacted to Government plans to launch a new register of children in England who are being educated at home.

A spokesperson said: “The Board of Deputies supports high safeguarding and academic standards for all children, wherever they are being educated. The proposed legislation, though, may be seen by some, particularly in the Charedi community, as an encroachment on the rights of parents and religious communities to educate their children in the environment of their choosing – especially where suitable provisions are not in place in the state sector. We will be consulting with community stakeholders and responding to the consultation in due course.”

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