A combination of a comment added to this post, and calls to boost the promotion of this petition has led me to think this blogroll might be good plan - it equally might not, but nothing ventured nothing gained - please spread the word and get as many home education blogs on this roll as possible, both to show that we are keeping on keeping on, and that we will continue to defend our rights.
Please scroll down for the blogroll :)

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Home Ed Families e-petition

If you haven't already signed this e-petition, please do. It has just gone up to 40th position with just over 3,000 signatures.
 Another 1,000 will get us into 30th position. If you have a blog please consider putting a link to it in your sidebar. If you facebook, please link to it. If you twitter....do whatever twitterers do with it! Post it on lists/forums etc...

This is what the petition says...

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to uphold that parents have the primary responsibility for the upbringing and development of their child, to not undermine parents legitimately fulfilling their fundamental duties, and to assume that the best interests of their child is the basic concern of parents unless there is specific evidence to the contrary

In particular, the government should ensure :- • No right of access to the family home without evidence of a crime • No right to interview a child alone without evidence of risk of serious harm • No CRB checks or registration for parents to look after their own children, or to informally look after those of their friends, family etc • No licensing / registration / assessment / monitoring of methods by which parents fulfil their duties without evidence that they are failing to do so, and with specific recognition that education “otherwise” than at school is a perfectly legal option to fulfil their duty regarding education • No undermining of parents as being in the best position to determine how to meet their child’s needs, according to their age, ability, aptitude, and any special needs they may have • Greater focus on applying existing resources and procedures to cases of children known to be at risk, rather than dilution of these resources by routinely monitoring whole sections of the community • Compliance with the fundamental presumption of innocence unless there is specific evidence to the contrary

To sign this petition please click on this link. You do need to be British citizen to sign, but you do not need to be of voting age - children can sign too as long as they have their own email address. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM NUMBER 10, OR YOUR SIGNATURE WILL NOT COUNT :(

Please use the comments area of this post to add your thoughts on this petition and why people should sign it... or click on Sally's e-petition blog carnival link in the sidebar and leave some comments there...or both!!..:)
thanks, Mandy x


  1. fantastic Me. Please join the e.petition blog carnival at Happy@Home (in your sidebar. Thank you.)


  2. AHA. Forgotten I'd said that!

  3. I've got an info/strategies blog now at www.hedefence.blogspot.com. Would you like to put it in your links?