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School admissions

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This page explains the legal definition of child abuse and the obligations of Children’s Services to investigate child protection concerns. It explains the different steps that Children’s Services can take to protect a child.

Complaints against Children’s Services

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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.

Private fostering

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This page explains the law relating to the situation whereby a child goes to live with a person who is not their parent or a ‘connected person’. It explains the duties of the local authority to assess the suitability of the prospective private foster carer and provide support where necessary.

School exclusion

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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.

School admission appeals

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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…

Local Authorities’ duties in relation to Looked After Children

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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. 

Bullying

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Bullying is a difficult experience for both pupils and their parents. It's important to know what steps you can take in these circumstances.

School exclusion

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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…