In March 2024, HEWA wrote a submission to the Department of Communities for the development of their new Youth Action Plan for young people. This report includes nine recommendations of practical actions the State Government can take to make life easier for home-educating young people and their families in WA.

The Department of Communities is developing a new Youth Action Plan for young people aged 10 to 25 in Western Australia. They have been holding consultations with young people. They are also taking submissions from organisations that represent or work with young people.

Home Education WA (HEWA) wrote to write a short submission based on our 30 years of experience representing homeschooling families in Western Australia

The Youth Action Plan will set out actions the government will take to achieve improved outcomes for young people in WA over the next three years. The focus is on universal services for all young people and will likely be shaped around four focus areas of the youth portfolio which are:

This Plan will not be focused on wide-spread educational reform. For maximum impact HEWA’s submission focussed on:

  1. Ensuring the voices of home-educating families are included
  2. Advising of practical, achievable things the WA Government can do that would improve the lives of homeschoolers without impacting any rights that exist.

If you are interested to read the full submission you can view, print or download the PDF below.