The purpose of this study was to clarify the current situation and problems concerning home education support for school-age children and their families. Three key results were obtained after conducting an overview of the administrative policies in 2016. 1) Nowadays, home education support concerns not only parent studies but also parent employment support, child education support responses to bullying and truancy and the enhancement of child welfare. 2) The basis of home education support is that parents take the initiative. However, supporters shall take the initiative when responding to problematic families or families who need professional intervention. 3) Even if there are no apparent problems, parents require some degree of home education support. Therefore, it is necessary to support not only pre-school children and their families but also school-age children and their families so that they can access appropriate support based on consultations in familiar surrounds.