Home Education – Call for Evidence and revised DfE guidance

Closed 2 Jul 2018

Opened 10 Apr 2018


Call for evidence on greater oversight of children whose parents elect to educate them at home, and consultation on revised DfE guidance documents..

Why your views matter

This consultation has two parts. First, it is a call for evidence on issues connected with elective home education, in particular:

a. registration of children educated at home;

b. monitoring of home education provision; and

c. support for home-educating families

Secondly, it seeks comment on draft versions of two DfE guidance documents about elective home education, one designed for local authorities and one for parents.

Both documents are available to download in the grey section at the bottom of the page.

What happens next

Comments and information given in response to the call for evidence will be considered by the department, and a government response document setting out next steps will be published within the timescale set out in the published Cabinet Office consultation principles document, which appears on the GOV.UK website.

Comments on the revised guidance documents will be considered by the department and the finalised versions of the documents published on GOV.UK as soon as possible, along with a government response document.


  • Local authorities
  • Pupils
  • Young people
  • Parents
  • Directors of children's services


  • Education
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Teaching and learning (SEND)