In early November 2016 the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in Wales said “We have revisited and strengthened our elective home education guidance and this will be published in the next coming weeks.
The Concise Child Practice Review into Dylan Seabridge’s death was published on July 8th 2016. (These replaced Serious Case Reviews in Wales a few years ago) The Review makes it clear that the family was not “hidden” but that information was not evaluated appropriately and was not shared with the relevant professionals. The Review also finds that procedures were followed. Continue reading
As many home educators will be aware, the NSPCC hosted a roundtable discussion in the early New Year on the topic of home education and safeguarding. There is a hold-up in the publication of the final notes. Continue reading
The Welsh Assembly had a debate on safeguarding children in Pembrokeshire following the Dylan Seabridge case.