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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S2O-02271

Date lodged: 28 April 2004


To ask the Scottish Executive how many young people are educated at home and what the implications are for child protection.

Current status: Answered by Peter Peacock on 6 May 2004


In 2002-03,education authorities reported 480 children being home educated through parental choice.

We are notaware of evidence that this has any implications for child protection. Childprotection is everyone’s responsibility whether children are educated at home or elsewhere.