Support for Children Who are Educated at Home

Sally Kendall, Jennie Harland, Kerry Martin, Richard White, Mary Atkinson, Dick Downing

01 August 2007

Many thousands of children in the UK are educated at home, and the subject of support for the home-education community is widely debated.

NFER conducted research for the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to examine the views of home educators about the support they receive from local authorities, other home-educating families, schools and other sources.

Presenting the key findings from the research, this report discusses sources of support and the specific types of support received. The report also recommends areas where support for home-educating families could be improved.

This is a valuable resource for home educators, home-education organisations, local authorities and other people and organisations involved in delivering and supporting home education.

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