Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ed Balls on Mumsnet

"LouThorn and others. I know that many of you feel very strongly about the Badman Review and are passionate about Home Education. My job is to support home educators and that's what I am going to do including by responding to Graham Badman's call for extra support for home educators, especially where a child has SEN. But it is also my job to do everything I can to make sure children are safe, including from abuse or neglect. And that includes home educated children too. There have been high profile cases of 'home educated' children who have been very badly neglected. Graham makes clear that this is a small minority, though disproportionately larger among home educated children. Every child has a right to have a happy and safe childhood."

Can we use this somehow?


Maire said...

I think so, he should not be putting disinformation into the public domain. Do you think he has read nothing about it, where are his advisors.

Letters from Dawn Primalo seem to be saying that the working paper and abuse stats are not the reason for the recommendations, it is because some Las asked for them. That I can believe but it hardly seems reason to creat a new criminal offence.

See Ahed and facebook stop the government stigmatising home eduction group.

Anonymous said...

There are home educators in my local group that think like this.