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(UK) Bradford council reports 63% increase in homeschooling

Dec 9, 2018, Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Number of children being home-schooled in Bradford soars https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17284631.number-of-children-being-home-schooled-in-bradford-soars/ In 2013/14, the number registered stood at 278, but this surged to 688 to 2017/18. The data, provided by Bradford Council, shows a year-on-year increase, with 372 in 2014/15, 450 in 2015/16 and 667 in 2016/17. But this increase hasn’t come without its problems and a new Council report, due to be discussed on Wednesday, has revealed concerns over a number of home-schooling cases…. A report to the Children’s Services and Overview Committee says: “Overall from January 2016 – January 2018 EHE (Elective Home Education) registered pupils had risen by 63 per cent…. Within this, two were on Child in Need plans, seven were known to the Youth Offending Team, fifteen had an Education Health and Care Plan, eighteen were in receipt of Early Help and 78 were receiving Special Educational Needs support….