Elective home education: information for professionals
Parents are legally required to ensure that their children receive a suitable education. Some parents choose to carry out this responsibility by opting to educate their children at home. This option is known as elective home education (EHE).
If a parent or carer of a child in your school or area decides to home educate, you must complete a referral form and attach a copy of the de-registration letter before removing the child from the school roll.
Notify us of a child being educated at home
As a professional working with children, you must notify us if you're aware of a child who will receive (or is receiving) home education.
If you work in a Central Bedfordshire school
This includes notification of removing the child from the school roll.
If you don't work in a Central Bedfordshire school
Use this option if:
- the child attends school in Central Bedfordshire
- you don't work in a school (e.g. a doctor or social worker)