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Nyssa’s consultation response

February 20, 2009

Nyssa would like everyone to know her views. There are still some hours left to fill it in!

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.

Yes

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

Comments: I think it’s easier for vegetarians and vegans to be healthy when home-educated.

2 b)

Stay safe

Yes

Comments: I feel good and safe in my home.

2 c)

Enjoy and achieve

Yes

Comments: I’m very happy and I’m learning much more easily than I did at school.

2 d)

Make a positive contribution.

Yes

Comments: In fact, I have learned to get along much better with older people and younger people and unique people than I did at school.

2 e)

achieve economic well-being

Yes

Comments: I think happiness and healthy and keeping other peoples’ lives and helping the poor are more important.

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?.

No

Comments: I think it’s the parents’ job because they’re the reason we’re alive and so they care more!

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 should leave home educators alone.

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 hate inspections! I don’t think there should be any anymore.

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: I don’t know how the government could help abused kids by spying on home educators. All kinds of kids can be abused and you can’t spy on everyone!

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(I think it’s funny that the spelling error in the consultation form has mysteriously been corrected..)

I think those were some excellent comments. I didn’t know she had such strong opinions on inspections! We’ve been off our council’s radar for some reason, so we only had the one a few years ago, and it wasn’t in our home. I wonder if she’s putting them in the same category as rental agency inspections–nobody likes those! 🙂

On the topic of having opinions, I’ve started a new blog for the purpose of ranting about mine. If you’re interested, it’s over here…only I bought a domain for it, and it might take a few days to propogate. In the meantime, read it here.