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School admission appeals

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 5th August 2015

This 'how to guide' is designed to help parents explore their options and navigate their way through the school admissions appeals process for both infant class size appeals and standard class size appeals. Knowing where to turn and what options are available, can be very difficult for any parent wishing to secure their preferred school placement for their child. My child has not been offered a place at my preferred school, what are my options? Please note applications to schools is governed by The School Admissions Code 2014. The Code applies to all maintained schools and most Academies although it…

School exclusion

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 15th July 2015

It is difficult to know what you can do when your child is excluded from school. This guide is here to help you understand your options if this does happen For the next few months we are asking parents of children who have been excluded to take part in a short survey about their experience of the exclusion process. This will help us feed into the government's review of school exclusions. If you would like to help us please click here   This guide applies to the following educational establishments in England: All maintained schools Community Foundation Voluntary Aided Voluntary Controlled Sixth…

School exclusion

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 15th July 2015

This page provides information about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school to review an exclusion and the right to appeal an exclusion.

The law on smacking children

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the law on smacking and physically disciplining children. It explains when this would amount to an offence and the possible defences to this.

Duties of Children’s Services

Relevance: 47%      Posted on: 1st December 2015

Advocacy Care orders Child abuse Child in need  Children's services - referral, assessment and outcome Child Protection Conference & Plan Contact with a child in care Direct Payments Education for Looked After Children Homelessness (16/17 year olds) Home alone Locating a child Local Authorities' duties in relation to Looked After Children Police powers of protection & Emergency protection orders Public law care proceedings Section 20 Accommodation Services for children leaving care Supervision orders

Children’s services referral and assessment

Relevance: 46%      Posted on: 24th June 2015

This page explains the duties of Children's Services once a child protection referral is made. It describes the assessment process and timescales and explains possible outcomes of a child protection investigation.

Complaints against Children’s Services

Relevance: 46%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to make a complaint about the conduct or a decision of Children’s Services.

Services for children leaving care

Relevance: 46%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the duties of the Local Authority to provide services and support for children who have been looked after once they reach the age of 16.

Local Authorities’ duties in relation to Looked After Children

Relevance: 45%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This information page sets out the functions and responsibilities of local authorities under Part 3 of the Children Act 1989, which concerns the provision of local authority support for children and families. Specifically, this page will detail Local Authorities' duties in relation to care planning and placement decisions. 

Complaints to schools

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page provides information on the duties of schools and Local Authorities to deal with complaints against a school or teacher and how the complaint can be escalated to higher authorities.