Even if you don't home educate you never know when you might need that right for your child. A lot of parents who home educate did not start out thinking they needed it but they took their child out of school because that child didn't fit or was being harmed by the school system.
Home Education is something very dear to my heart. I discovered it was possible when I was bout 8 or 9 because my mum took my brother out of school for a few months. At that point I decided it was something I would do with my children. I didn't hate school but I was often isolated, often miserable and often bored. All three of my children are exactly what I hoped education at home would allow them to be.
It has in the UK (England, Wales and Scotland at least. I confess to being unsure about Northern Ireland/Isle of Man etc) always been the parent's responsibility to educate their children. It's not the states responsibility.
Of course there are bad examples of home education just like there are bad examples of traditionally educated children. By and large though children can thrive at home. A lack of state interference allows children to be treated and educated as individuals.
In the last few years there has been a major shift and home education has become a media and political punching bag. One home educated child in Scotland asked Nicola Sturgeon during the campaign for the Scottish elections, why the SNP talk loudly about protecting minorities whilst themselves picking on a small minority who home educate. She was promised an answer but I understand it didn't materialise.
There hasn't been a single major media case of a home educated child who has been harmed by abuse who hasn't been involved with a variety of agencies before serious harm has happened. They have all been failures by a variety of people and not home education.
By contrast one of the major reasons for home education, up until recently, was a child being harmed, neglected or not catered for at school. More recently there has been a surge in parents home educating from the start through choice but these parents are often ones who were failed by school in a variety of ways.
Even if you don't home educate, don't let that right to protect your child be taken away from you. The NSPCC aren't the only ones who can do studies and have opinions:
With every other abused or maltreated group in society we protect them by increasing their rights. I don't understand why our children scare the SNP so much they are constantly removing important rights from them.
The Kimlin Family