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Elective home education

Support for schools

The Education Inclusion Service offer support and guidance to schools and families and all relevant agencies on issues relating to Elective Home Education (EHE).

We believe that parents should have the opportunity to make well-informed choices about their child's education. For that reason, we provide written information and advice about elective home education for parents. We are committed to building trusting, positive relationships with parents.

Deregistration Form

Support for parents considering home education

If parents of children at your school are considering EHE, please give them our contact details or ask if their details may be passed to us. We will then contact the family to discuss their plans and to offer support.

Our guides for parents:

Educating a child at home.

Safeguarding children

If a parent is considering or has already decided to home educate a child who has a Child Protection Plan, the DSL at the school must immediately inform the child’s social worker.

In addition to notifying, in the usual way, the Local Authority’s Education Inclusion Service of a re-registration for Elective Home Education (ehe@gloucestershire.gov.uk), Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board should also be informed (mail@gscb.org.uk)

For immediate Child Protection concerns:

Children and Families (Social Care) Front Door - 01452 426565 during office hours

Out of hours social care duty team: 01452 614758

Police - 101


Contact us

01452 427274

Education Inclusion Service
Elective Home Education
Shire Hall
Westgate Street
Gloucester GL1 2TP

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