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Question ref. S6W-01413
Asked by: Alexander Burnett, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 13 July 2021


To ask the Scottish Government whether, in the light of findings contained in the research report, Home Truths, which was published in 2020 by the Scottish Home Education Forum and Home Education Scotland, it will take forward (a) some or (b) all of the 16 evidence-based recommendations in the forthcoming review of statutory home education guidance.

Current status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 26 July 2021


As the Deputy First Minister set out in his answer to S5W-33331 on 2 December 2020, officials continue to actively engage a range of stakeholders on issues relevant to home education guidance, and will listen to the views of all stakeholders in the preparation of the guidance.

The guidance will set out the legal position on home education and further information on the roles and responsibilities for home educators and for local authorities in relation to home education; and to support and encourage the collaborative development of relationships based on mutual trust and respect that function in the best interests of the child.

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