Joseph’s response

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Consultation Questions

1. Do you think the current system for safeguarding children who are educated at home is adequate? Please let us know why you think that.

No

Comments: The government shouldn’t be in charge of keeping kids safe at home. It’s the parents’ job, and it’s their decision if they’re homeschooled. It’s not like the government are parents and it’s the parents who should be in charge of how they want to school their kids.

Do you think that home educated children are able to achieve the following five Every Child Matters outcomes? Please let us know why you think that.

2 a) Be healthy

Yes

Commments: Homeschooling children aren’t that different from schooled children in how healthy they can be.

2 b) Stay safe

Yes

Comments: Kids are closer to parents which means parents can keep a closer eye on them.

2 c) Enjoy and achieve

Not Sure

Comments: Enjoy and achieve what? Are you asking us if they can enjoy life and achieve a great life? If so, yes.

2 d) Make a positive contribution.

Yes

Comments: Why couldn’t home schoolers make a positive contribution?

2 e) achieve economic well-being

Yes

Comments: Homeschoolers learn in a different environment but it’s not so different that it means they can’t get jobs in the future.

3. Do you think that Government and local authorities have an obligation to ensure that all children in this country are able to achieve the five outcomes? If you answered yes, how do you think Government should ensure this?.

Yes

Comments: I think it’s the parents’ job and as I said earlier, the government isn’t the parent.

4. Do you think there should be any changes made to the current system for supporting home educating families? If you answered yes, what should they be? If you answered no, why do you think that?

Yes

Comments: The government could help get homeschoolers discounts for educational activities.

5. Do you think there should be any changes made to the current system for monitoring home educating families? If you answered yes, what should they be? If you answered no, why do you think that?

Yes

Comments: I think the government should leave homeschoolers alone and let parents teach their kids how they want.

6. Some people have expressed concern that home education could be used as a cover for child abuse, forced marriage, domestic servitude or other forms of child neglect. What do you think Government should do to ensure this does not happen?

Answer: If I had an idea of what could help, I would tell you, but I don’t know anything that could help the government prevent all child abuse.

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