Elective home education consultation

Consultation closed 18 January 2024

This consultation seeks views on revised versions of the non-statutory elective home education (EHE) guidance for local authorities and parents.

The EHE guidance was last updated in 2019 and is due for review. Both sets of guidance are a vital resource for parents and local authorities to help them understand their roles and legal responsibilities around EHE.

The changes made aim to help parents and local authorities better understand what they are required to do to ensure all children receive a suitable education.

NB. this consultation covers all parents who educate their child otherwise than at school, children who are educated other than at school. It is not just EHE.

Elective Home Education guidance review – Department for Education – Citizen Space