The advice – should be read by every family, every headteacher, and every local authority – says, in summary:
- Fines or prosecutions for not attending school could – depending on the facts – be unlawful; and
- Vulnerable children or children who belong to vulnerable families may have a legal right to be provided with an education at home.
This advice is all well and good, but the real question is: how can families enforce these rights? Read more, below.