Home Education UK
Since January 8th 2000
Forum - School Refusal
The member's forum is a Yahoo group with mailing list, chat room, and other facilities such as a calendar and file archive. The list exists for discussion and support for families with children who are, for one reason or another refusing school. Membership is totally free
Important: an application to join implies agreement that you have read the list rules
Membership is open to families whose children are refusing school.
This list is not exclusive. If you are in doubt please get in touch and let me know what your interest is.
Should a member of local or national government obtain information from this list regarding families it may be both a breach of the Data Protection Act and the persons right to a private family life as defined by Article 8 of the Human Rights Act. Should I become aware that such a breach has occurred I will take action against the individual in the form of a complaint to the persons superiors and any other authority I think may be interested.
Should a member of the press use the list to gain private information I will make a complaint to the Press Complaints Authority.
It should be noted that I take privacy of discussion here very seriously.
Warranty and indemnity
By joining this list you warrant to the list owner that you will not post anything that is in any way whatever an infringement of any existing copyright or that contains anything libellous. You also indemnify the list owner against loss, injury or damage (including any legal costs or expenses properly incurred) occasioned to the list owner in consequence of any breach by yourself of this warranty. If you do not agree to the above please leave the list now. Your continued membership of the list implies agreement with the list rules. >From time to time the owner will send special messages to members. Therefore you should set your membership of the list to receive either ‘Individual emails’ ‘daily digests’ or ‘special notices’ DO NOT SET TO ‘no email’ as you may miss rule changes that might effect you. It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your passwords giving access to this list and its website and to ensure that third parties cannot use your email address to post to the mailing list. Any loss or damage incurred though such misuse will be your responsibility.
When you first join the list you will be placed into moderation. I will remove you from moderation when I see that you have introduced yourself and posted a few emails.
An introduction does not need to contain any detailed personal information just say hello and state what you hope to get out of the group.
What NOT to post:
Do not cross-post without permission of the person who wrote the original. Either onto or off the list and remove any third party information before doing so.
All posts remain the copyright of the person who wrote it. Cross posting without permission will be regarded as a major infringement of the list guidelines and may result in the removal of the offender.
Explicit permission must be obtained for the cross posting of each and every post.
When bringing a discussion here from another forum ensure that it is understandable to those who have not read the preceding discussion and that it has a new and appropriate subject line with no "Re:" in it. Where possible, paraphrase the point you are discussing rather than quoting it, but where the point is original, please get permission to quote it.
What is meta-discussion?
Meta-discussion is discussion about the discussions instead of about on-topic matters. For example comments or discussion about:
This list is not complete but intended to give you some guidance on this matter. Posts on any of these issues should be sent directly to the list owner.
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