Western Mail via icWales, Cardiff, U.K., 13 March 2006, Home educators face increased scrutinyUnder the Education Act 1996 parents have a legal right to teach their own children and do not have to follow the National Curriculum or be inspected.
This may change after consultation in England led some councils to suggest going into homes and asking children what they thought of their education, and more closely scrutinising how parents teach their children.
The proposal followed fears there that children may take legal action against local authorities under the Children Act in future if they believe their home education failed them.
The WAG drew up new guidelines on home education at the end of last year in conjunction with local home educators. It promised to consult before planning or making any changes.
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