Written evidence submitted by a member of the public

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Call for evidence on EHE

I chose to educate my children at home for a while as I felt it was best for them. My eldest son was really [personal information].  The school seemed unable or unwilling to provide for his needs and deal with our concerns.

Education is of course primarily the responsibility of parents. This foundation has underpinned the British state system since it began in 1870. It is also embedded in Human Rights conventions, for example Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, ‘Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.’ Contrary to what many believe, parents have to choose opt in to state education not to opt out.

October 2020