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Home Education Law: clarifying the principles for practitioners and influencing law reform

Dr Daniel Monk's research about the law relating to elective home education (EHE) was a key resource for policymakers and members of both the House of Commons and House of Lords in debates about the Children, Schools and Families Bill 2010.

Its argument for the introduction of compulsory registration for EHE was reflected in the Bill’s provisions.

At a local level it provided overdue clarification about the current law that reassured local authorities about their legal powers and duties.

Monk’s research has become the most referred to authority in a contentious field, providing a balanced, approach to the law that acknowledges parental and children’s rights.