I have posted a complaint about this article on this site.
There is no record of Khyra being de registered from school. The school alerted the authorities. The authorities failed the child. Monitoring of home education would have made no difference whatsoever as the child was not home educated and was well known to be at risk anyway. Social workers did not persist in seeing the child despite evidence of harm. The BBC should not be colluding with the government in the slander and harassment of thousands of deeply committed innocent families. Badman's statistics have been thoroughly discredited. Not one child in the Serious Case Reviews mentioned re Badman would have been affected by these regulations. Over 45000 respondents to the consultation on monitoring and regulation of home education were against the proposals, that is over 70%. The government is trying to ride roughshod over the civil liberties and entitlement to be considered innocent until proven guilty of English citizens and the BBC is helping them. This is not going unnoticed and home educators are not an apathetic bunch, we will not take this unfairness lightly or lying down. In my eyes you are now one of a list of discredited organisations. My eyes have been truly opened this year.
Tech's complaint here. Firebird here. Debs here. Lou here. Ciaran here. Stuart Dunstan here. Ali here. Jem here. Lisa here. Sue here. Cat here. Sally here. Jax here. And too late for me but good advice on how to complain from Unhallowed Ground. Merry discusses the case here.
Media watch here.
We predicted it, blogged here.