Sadly not a Buffy post.
The serious case review into the death of Khyra Ishaq came out today. Predictably a variety of ppl are blaming home education.
Let me go through this very slowly.
Home education did not kill Khyra Ishaq. Her parents did. The discussion is wandering around whether her death was preventable, and it seems to me that it is likely it was, as concerns were raised by multiple ppl about her while she was in school.
Social services had, and has, all the powers they need to intervene when a child is at risk. Saying that they couldn’t because the child is home educated is just not true, and makes no sense to anyone who thinks about it for a minute or two.
Stop clouding the issue Birmingham. Stop stirring the pot journalists. Politicians, get your act and spiel together, and focus on social services departments doing the job they are supposed to do with the tools/ powers they already have, instead of interfering with families and children who are absolutely fine.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go pick up my socially deprived 10 year old and her friends from the dance camp they are at this week, and lock her back in the cupboard under the stairs. (Just kidding, we have no stairs. We use the garage instead. 😕 )