Should home-schooled children be registered?
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MP challenged over calls for a home-schooling register

Calls have been made for a mandatory home education register after an eight-year-old boy who had no contact with the authorities died from scurvy.

An inquest heard Dylan Seabridge, who died in Pembrokeshire in 2011, was "invisible" to the authorities because he was home schooled.

Wales' Children's Commissioner said parents should sign a register declaring they are home educating.

The Welsh government said it would publish guidance on the matter soon.

Clinton Lee, who has home-schooled his children, challenged Neil Carmichael MP, chairman of the education select committee, over calls for a register for home-schooled children on BBC Radio 4's World Tonight.

  • 22 Jan 2016