Correspondence regarding Home education policy: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

All correspondence between the Scottish Government and COSLA & local authorities on home education policy in the last 5 years.


I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested. The scope of this request was understood to relate to correspondence between Scottish Government and COSLA, and between Scottish Government and local authorities (collectively) on the matters that relate to the home education guidance as published by Scottish MinistersÍž within the relevant time period. For ease of reference, Scottish Government guidance can be found here: Home education guidance - (

Further to the information enclosed in my response, on 2 February Scottish Government published the Analysis Report for the home education guidance consultation, available on the Scottish Government website here: Home education guidance analysis report alongside the responses from local authorities as well as a range of organisations and individuals where permission was given to publish. The responses are available to read on Citizen Space: Published responses for Home education guidance - Scottish Government - Citizen Space (

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA applies to all of the information you have requested. The exemption relates to the release of personally identifiable information and applies to the names and contact information of individuals contained within the material released.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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