CHESHIRE County Council is writing to the Government asking for guidelines concerning children educated at home by parental preference to be 'toughened up'.
At Tuesday's Children's Services Executive a report was considered which stated Cheshire's response to consultation on the guidelines.
Afterwards chairman and executive support member for Children's Services Shirley Harris said: 'Some of the guidelines are ambiguous and some simply do not go far enough. For example all children educated at home should be registered as home educated with the authority.
'Elective home education is the only area of education and child care that is not subject to more rigorous statutory regulation concerned with quality assurance and accountability.'
Numbers of children being educated at home in Cheshire are increasing year on year. In 2003/4 the figure was 95 and for 2006/7 it stands at 204.