Home Education Network: Mission Statement

As home educators, we believe that children have an innate curiosity to learn and grow and, when given the freedom and support of family and friends, they will have the best opportunity to reach their full potential. We are dedicated to raising self-motivated, broad-minded, confident, competent, independent, passionately alive people. Home education empowers children and young adults to discover their potential, unencumbered by arbitrary authorities, and promotes a love of life-long learning.

Home education provides broad socialisation through networking with a diverse group of people of varying age and social backgrounds. The Home Education Network recognises that true socialisation begins with acceptance and growth within one’s own family, and a naturally widening circle as children grow older. It aims to provide additional social opportunities for home educating families, to encourage mutual support amongst home educating families, access to like-minded people, and support and encouragement to enquiring families.


Home Education Network: Statement of Purposes

HEN aims to make information on home education accessible to the general public via newsletters, the HEN website, phone and personal contacts.

HEN aims to support a network of contacts for those people wishing to educate their children from a home base.


Child Safe

Parents retain the responsibility for the education and supervision of their own children. HEN is committed to keeping children safe. Please see our Statement of Commitment on Child Safety for details.