With the recent publication of the Badman report in England with recommendations that home educated children should be registered and inspected every
year, not just their welfare but the standard of education given has the UK home educators troubled.
As my son was registered as home schooled with the council due to the fact I withdrew him from a state primary school ie the fact I withdrew him from
school he is then registered with the council by the school
The new recommendations give people who work for the council The right to enter your home and interview your children without you present, just
because you home educate. Even the police and social workers have no right to enter your home and speak to your child without an adult present.
The situation is hardly better at the European level. Last September, the European Court of Human Rights supported Hitler’s 1938 schooling bill. The
Strasburg-based court, whose verdicts apply in the entire European Union, ruled that the right to education “by its very nature calls for regulation
by the State.” It upheld the finding of German courts: “Schools represent society, and it is in the children’s interest to become part of that
society. The parents’ right to educate does not go so far as to deprive their children of that experience.”
France had their laws tightened in October. People now have an enforced
curriculum and the measures are so stringent, there is no point in even
trying to home educate there.
The Swedish Government released its suggestion for a new Swedish
school law which has been in the works for many years. The position on
homeschooling in the suggested law is a return to darkness. It is
unbelievable! Homeschoolings will NOT be permitted for those refering to
philosophical or religious reasons according to the European convention on
The reason given is: "…that the education in school should be comprehensive
and objective and thereby designed so that all pupils can participate,
regardless of what religious or philosophical reasons the pupil or his or
her care-takers may have."
Thus, the suggested law argues: "…there is no need for the law to offer the
possibility of homeschooling because of religious or philosophical reasons
in the family. All together this means that this suggested change cannot be
said to contradict Swedens international obligations [Human rights
The quotes above are my translations from the suggested law on page 584. The
suggested law can be downloaded in Swedish from the Swedish Government