Social Care Commentary: Hidden Children – the challenges of Safeguarding Children who are not attending School.

Summary: Discusses safeguarding of vulnerable children who are home educated. Considers the risks to these hidden children, and uses findings from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) survey to establish reasons for children being educated at home. Outlines what the law says about home education, what local authorities can do, and looks at the support available for children educated at home.

Authors: OFSTED and Eleanor Schooling
Publication details: London: Ofsted, 2017

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