P-05-922 Withdraw the proposed home education guidance



P-05-922 Withdraw the proposed home education guidance

This petition was submitted by Wendy Charles-Warner having collected a total of 5,447 signatures.


Text of Petition                      

We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to withdraw the proposed guidance for home education.


Additional Information

​The Welsh Assembly Government has issued prospective guidance for home education. This mandates that home educating parents must meet with their local authority and allow their children to be interviewed by the local authority. We have received specialist legal advice which claims that the guidance is unlawful and petitioners ask that the guidance be withdrawn to be reconsidered in light of that advice.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 07/07/2020.

The Committee considered the petition alongside P-05- 923 Are you listening to us? Home Education Rights and Respect! In light of the Minister for Education’s announcement that the planned reforms to home education regulations and guidance will no longer be taken forward during this Senedd term, the Committee agreed to close the petitions and thank all of those who have engaged with it on this issue.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 03/12/2019.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Vale of Clwyd
  • North Wales


Further information


Business type: Petition

Status: Complete

First published: 04/11/2019