Portsmouth City Council has been sent a letter before action, in accordance with Pre Action Protocol for a judicial review.
Portsmouth Home Education Group raised the funds necessary to seek guidance from a well-respected barrister through crowdfunding on chuffed.org in less than 24 hours. The advice given means they are proceeding to the next stage.
The group of home educating parents have tried all other means of seeking reasonable conduct and compliance with the law and Guidance by the local authority, but PCC has continued to act in ways that the barrister considers potentially unlawful through the use of local policies.
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Education Otherwise stands by the side of Portsmouth Home Education Group in its work and will keep you updated with progress on this extremely important case.