For reasons no-one is clear of, though we could make a few guesses, the current, valid, relevant at the moment government Guidelines for Local Authorities on Elective Home Education have disappeared from the Department of Cushions and Soft Furnishings’ website. Far be it from me to spread paranoia regarding government motives, but I do think that, since the guidelines are current, and all attempts to have them superceded are at best incomplete, then they ought to be available, don’t you? In case someone needs their help. In case a local authority needs to know how to deal with a home educator, or in case a home educator needs to know how the local authority should be dealing with them.
And that is why home educators are archiving a copy, and doing our best to get it up the Google rankings, so that when people are looking for the Guidelines, that might have a chance of finding them.