Government consultation on children not in school: proposed legislation

24 June 2019

The legislation proposed in this consultation document could have a significant impact on some of the most vulnerable children in society. We welcome the government’s desire to ensure all children receive both the education and the protection to which they are entitled. 

Many of the detailed questions in the consultation document are outwith the direct remit and experience of ASCL members. However, school and college leaders do have a direct interest in children who are flexi-schooled – as well, of course, as a broader concern for the education and wellbeing of all children and young people in their local area. 

In this response, we have therefore provided our broad view on the four proposed new duties, touching on some of the specific questions as appropriate. 

Full response to consultation