BHA responds on home education consultation

27 February, 2009

The BHA has responded to a call for evidence on the future of home education in Britain which was launched as part of an independent review.

Andrew Copson, Director of Education and Public Affairs for the British Humanist Association said, ‘We recognise that some parents have good reasons to educate their children at home. However, it is important that this freedom is retained in a way that meets the best interests of children. Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is clear that the education of children should prepare the child “for responsible life in a free society”. We agree, and sincerely hope that the Government will frame its new policy around the convention rights.’


For more information contact Andrew Copson on 020 7079 3584
The British Humanist Association (BHA) is the national charity representing the interests of the large and growing population of ethically concerned non-religious people living in the UK. It exists to support and represent such people, who seek to live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs. The BHA has been involved in education for over forty years, producing resources for schools and promoting beliefs and values education that will be objective, fair and balanced and campaigning for all state funded schools to be inclusive and non-discriminatory.

You can read our submission here.