We want to share your data (anonymously)

Some years ago, Schoolhouse and the (former) SCC undertook a joint research project which informed the current home education guidance in Scotland and which included a selection of anonymised case studies. We are now conducting a similar exercise in anticipation of publication of the upcoming draft legislation by the Scottish Government which is likely to seek to impose parent licensing by the back door.

We want to share your data (anonymously)

Since it’s getting close to the time the Scottish Government will be publishing its draft CHYP (& PIN) legislation, which will bring in parent licensing by stealth (aka secondary legislation) and trigger an update of the home education guidance to suit the shouty (taxpayer funded) sorts while costing home educators (their own) time and (their own) money, Schoolhouse is once again seeking case studies of good and bad practice from parents who have had dealings with so-called ‘universal services’. We are not just seeking information about ‘education’ departments, but also about other de facto compulsory ‘support’ that may have been forced upon families without their having requested involvement, e.g. health visitors, social workers, police, children’s reporters, and the reasons given for such involvement. Now we don’t want essays (as this is initially an exercise to gauge the extent of ‘problem public servants’ as discussed during this online conference), just concise information (anonymised apart from council area unless it might identify the informant, in which case we will ‘regionalise’ the data). We undertake to destroy all responses as soon as we have collated and anonymised the information.

So please email us details of your dealings with ‘professionals’ and how these dealings have affected you and your children. We thank you in anticipation of your assistance and will report back on the project as soon as possible.
 
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