(TELEGRAPH UK) – hildren taught at home will be placed on a register and monitored for the first time amid fears that thousands are being educated at illegal schools, Damian Hinds has announced.
The Education Secretary has warned that while many home-schooled children benefit from parental supervision, others are being exposed to "dangerous influences" at unregistered centres or not "getting an education at all."
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hinds said the Government could no longer standby whilst "vulnerable children vanish under the radar", warning that doing so would see many being "drawn into a spiral of underachievement or worse".
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He said that whilst many parents "selflessly" sacrifice their own careers to educate their children, the term "home education" had now become a "catch-all phrase" open to abuse.