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Elective Home Education

The aim of Swansea Council is to provide guidance for parents who are considering or have decided to Elective Home Educate (EHE) their children. Swansea Council respects and accepts the right of parents to educate their children at home.

The LA recognises that elective home education is a key aspect of parental choice and therefore aims to encourage good practice in its relationships with home educators.

For the purpose of this document 'parent' has the same meaning as in section 576 of the Education Act 1996 and therefore includes a person who has parental responsibility for a child and a person who has care of the child.

The newly formed Swansea Council Elective Home Education Team (EHET) recognises and respects the rights of the parent to educate their child at home. The EHET will seek to develop positive working relationships with home education networks and will work co-operatively with EHE parents to enable children to have the best life choices available to them, and will endeavour to support children and families by ensuring that children access their right to education.

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