Some heroic people at AHEd
(Action for Home Education) have been diligently issuing individual Freedom of Information requests to find out how Local Authorities responded to the recent consultation
on government's Home Education Guidelines to Local Authorities. They've listed the results here
. I'm amazed to see that some Local Authorities appear to have mislaid their response, or sent it and not retained a copy! And I'm also amazed that DCSF refused to supply these responses in bulk in response to the FOI request, so they've had to be requested on such a time-consuming individual basis. Never mind, AHEd is collecting the responses anyway and some of them make fascinating reading.
I notice they've also acquired DCSF's statistical analysis of the responses
[opens pdf] and made this publicly available too.
I'm so impressed with AHEd - which contains a committed, determined and hard-working group of people who never seem to give up or let up their efforts to stand up for the rights of those families who decide not to opt into the school system in the UK - that I've added an image link to its homepage in my sidebar. I'd be glad to supply the coding for this to anyone who wants it - just send me an email
if you do.