The Herald, Glasgow, Scotland, 15 February 2007, Home education hampered by tension with councils
Children are being damaged by tensions between Scottish local authorities and parents who want to educate their children at home, according to a new report.
A study by Scotland’s consumer watchdog found some councils intruded into families’ lives, once they had removed children from school, with unannounced visits.
Current estimates suggest that just in excess of 700 children in Scotland are educated at home with rural areas like Argyll and Bute, Highland and Perth and Kinross having the highest numbers. Bullying remains the most common reason for parents removing children from school.
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