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What is the Legal Framework?

What is the Legal Framework?

In England and Wales the main legislation relating to home education is the 1996 Education Act.

Section 7 of this act imposes a duty on parents and carers: 

"the parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full time education suitable to:

a) his age, ability and aptitude, and
b) any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise."  

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