MPs call for national register of home-educated children

A committee of MPs is calling for a national register of home-educated children in England, saying there is an “unacceptable level of opaqueness” surrounding the issue.

The Commons Education Committee says it is important to “get a grip” on the number in home education.

It says more data must be collected to ensure all children out of school get a suitable education.

Home educators say this will increase families’ lack of trust in the system.

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