This how to guide sets out the steps that you can take to address disability discrimination in schools including how to make a claim to the tribunal.
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This how to guide sets out the steps that you can take to request that your child’s special educational needs are assessed and provided for by the local authority.
This page provides information on the procedure and requirements for home educating children.
The Children Act 1989 places a legal duty on Local authorities to safeguard and promote the welfare of looked after children. This duty extends to promoting the child’s educational achievement and this information page will seek to explore the specific duties placed on Local Authorities in relation to the education of a looked after child.
This page provides information on what constitutes disability discrimination and explains the duties of education providers not to discriminate against pupils on grounds of disability.
This page provides information on the duties of schools to support children and young adults with medical needs. It explains the law on illness-related absences, administering medicine within school and individual healthcare plans.
This page explains the legal definition of domestic abuse and the legal steps that can be taken to protect a person and/or child from domestic abuse.
Please see our Christmas Holidays FAQ page for information regarding child arrangements at Christmas. Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children's Legal Centre. We provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people. For full terms and conditions of our service please click here Feedback We constantly evaluate our services and would like to hear your views on how we have performed. Please fill in our short survey and let us know how we did. Thank you. Take our survey Family This section provides legal information and advice on family and…
What is the complaints procedure for a complaint against a maintained school? Under section 39 Education Act 2002, a 'maintained school' means "a community, foundation or voluntary school, a community or foundation special school or a maintained nursery school". Every maintained school and maintained nursery must have a published written complaints procedure (section 29 Education Act 2002). The government has also issued Departmental Advice called "Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures 2016", to help schools and Local Authorities understand their obligations under the law. Below you will find a flowchart explaining the procedure for a complaint against a maintained school.…
This page provides information on the duties of schools and local authorities to assess, identify and provide for a child’s special educational needs within school.