Thursday, May 22, 2008

Petition About Home Educating Lone Parents Now Up on the Downing Street Website

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to permit home educating lone parents to remain on Income Support. Please click here to sign.

Lone parents have additional caring responsibilities and make a vital contribution to society raising and educating children who for one reason or another do not fit into the state system.

Home education is not a lifestyle choice; for home educated children it is quite literally a lifeline.

Every home educated child saves the Government £5,000 a year in school funding. On JSA hundreds of children will be plunged into poverty. The weekly family income will be cut by up to £60 a week.

Sufficient appropriate affordable childcare is not available in order for home educating lone parents to work outside the home.

Home educating lone parents want to work as soon as they are able to do so. Home educating lone parents should have access to a full range of support for return to employment, but increased conditionality and compulsion will only ruin vulnerable children's lives, which surely was not the Government's intention.

The petition closes on July 22nd, which is the date of the summer recess for parliament.

The direct URL is here:

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