Home education guidance: consultation

This consultation seeks views on the proposed updates to the home education guidance. The guidance sets out the roles and responsibilities of local authorities and parents in relation to home education.

How to respond

We are seeking written responses to this consultation by 31 August 2022.

Please respond to this consultation using the Scottish Government consultation hub, Scottish Government - Citizen Space (consult.gov.scot) . Respondees can access and respond to this consultation online at Home education guidance consultation - Scottish Government - Citizen Space (consult.gov.scot). You can save and return to your response while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that your response is submitted before the closing date of 31 August 2022. If you are unable to respond using Citizen Space, please email your consultation response and Respondent Information Form (available in the Supporting Documents) to homeeducation@gov.scot.

Please do not send a consultation response without a Respondent Information Form.

Further engagement and next steps

As part of the consultation process, Scottish Government will be meeting with representatives from a range of stakeholders.

After the consultation has closed, Scottish Government will consider all the responses and feedback gathered from meetings with stakeholders, and will publish a response to the consultation.

Following this Scottish Government will publish an updated home education guidance document.

Date of issue: 23 March 2022

Responses by: 31 August 2022


Email: homeeducation@gov.scot

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