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Education

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 4th October 2015

Bullying Banning parents from school premises Charging for School Activities Complaints to schools Direct Payments Direction off-site for the improvement of behaviour Disability discrimination in education Discipline within school Discrimination in education Education for children out of school Education for looked after children Education of children outside of their chronological age group Home education Legal aid for educational law matters Managed Moves Mental health in schools National Curriculum at Secondary School Participation of young people in education, employment or training Radicalisation in schools and The Prevent Duty School admissions School admissions FAQ School attendance and absence School exclusion School meals School…

Understanding home education

Relevance: 98%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This guide aims to clarify the law on home education, in particular any procedures parents must comply with if they wish to home educate, in which circumstances home education is not permitted and services available for parents who select this option.

Understanding home education

Relevance: 97%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This guide aims to clarify the law on home education, in particular any procedures parents must comply with if they wish to home educate, in which circumstances home education is not permitted and services available for parents who select this option.

Home education

Relevance: 96%      Posted on: 26th June 2015

This page provides information on the procedure and requirements for home educating children.

Education for children out of school

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: 26th June 2015

This page provides information on the duties of schools and Local Authorities to provide education for children out of school because of exclusion, illness or other reasons.

Providing education for children out of school

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information on your duties as a school and on local authorities to provide education for children who are out of school because of exclusion, illness or other reasons.

Providing education for children out of school

Relevance: 95%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on your duties as a school and on local authorities to provide education for children who are out of school because of exclusion, illness or other reasons.

Participation of young people in education, employment or training

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This page provides information on the law surrounding the participation of young people (16-18) in education, employment or training, including the various options available to ensure participation and the legal responsibilities of the Local Authority to encourage participation.

Discrimination in Education

Relevance: 93%      Posted on: 16th December 2016

This page provides information on what constitutes discrimination and explains the duties of education providers to not discriminate against pupils based upon protected characteristics.

Education of children outside of their chronological age group

Relevance: 93%      Posted on: 13th June 2019

This information page provides information on the education of children outside of their chronological age group. This will include the rules governing education outside of chronological age group for admission to school and for children already on the school roll.  Introduction Department for Education guidance states the following on this topic:  ''The government would agree that, in general, children should be educated in their normal age group, with the curriculum differentiated as appropriate, and that they should only be educated out of their normal age group in very limited circumstances.'' The most discernible example of a ''limited circumstance'' is admission…

Education for looked after children

Relevance: 92%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

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. 

Disability discrimination in education

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: 11th June 2015

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.

Email advice: Education

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: 2nd August 2017

Please complete all relevant boxes on the contact form to ensure we provide you with the correct information. We strongly recommend providing as much relevant information as possible. We aim to respond to your message within 5 working days of receipt. Please note our working days are Monday to Friday. If we suspect there are safeguarding concerns we may attempt to contact you on the phone number provided to seek further details. For more information please visit our terms and conditions If we cannot assist due to the matter being outside of our scope, we will email and state why we cannot…

National Curriculum at Secondary School

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This page provides information on the subjects that schools in England must teach in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and offers advice on what to do if you want to withdraw your child from certain subjects or examinations.

How-to Guides

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Appealing an Education Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Special Educational NeedsBullyingClaiming against disability discrimination in schoolsComplaints against children’s servicesComplaints to schoolsContactDeclaration of parentageEnforcement of an Order for contact or residenceSEN Needs Assessments & Education, Health and Care PlansParental responsibilityRemoval from JurisdictionResidenceSchool admission appealsSchool exclusionSpecial Guardianship OrderVariation and discharge of an order for contact or residenceIf you have any issues accessing your How to Guide following purchase, then please contact the team - clas@coramclc.org.uk who will be able to assist you. 

Volunteer

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Are you interested in volunteering? This helpline is a low cost service providing advice and guidance to families about child, education and family law. We provide full training on child, family and education law and many of our volunteers have subsequently been employed by us. Our volunteers usually work with us one full day a week every week for a minimum of three months. We operate a one month probationary period. We do request that our volunteers have studied or are in the process of studying either family, child or education law. Do you have a legal background?  If you have a…

Child employment

Relevance: 10%      Posted on: 26th August 2016

This page explains the law on children and young people working including how old a child or young person must be to work, what type of work they can do and the maximum amount of hours they can work.

Information pages

Relevance: 10%      Posted on: 23rd May 2015

Abduction Accommodation for under 16s Adoption Advocacy Bullying Changing a child’s surname Child abuse Child Protection and the role of Children’s Services Child Protection Case Conference and Child Protection Plans Complaints to Academy Schools Complaints to Independent Schools Complaints to Maintained Schools Complaints to Schools Contact Contact with a child in care Direct Payments Disability discrimination in education Domestic abuse Education for children out of school Family and Friends Care Family mediation Hearings in the Family Court Home alone Home education Homelessness Litigants in Person  Local Authority duties towards children Parental responsibility Private fostering Residence School admissions School attendance and absence…

Contact us

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Via telephone: Telephone support service We operate two limited intensive support telephone lines for complex matters and clarifying questions. One for family and child law calls and one for education law calls. Please view our terms and conditions prior to contacting our service. The demand for both lines are high and the funding we have in place is limited. We are only able to answer a limited number of calls. We would therefore ask you to carefully read through all the relevant available information provided on this website and only contact our intensive support telephone lines with genuine, clarifying questions on the…

About Child Law Advice

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The Child Law Advice Service provides legal advice and information on family, child and education law affecting children and families in England. This service is provided via this website packed with how to guides and information pages. A dedicated intensive support telephone line is also available for complex matters and clarifying questions. We cover legal issues that may arise following relationship breakdown as well as Local Authority intervention and child protection issues.  Our education advice ranges from admissions issues to exclusions as well as what to do if your child is being bullied to how to get help for your child…

Banning parents from school premises

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 6th November 2015

This page explains the law on barring a parent from entering the premises of a school including how a parent can make representations about this and the consequences of breaching a bar.

Legal Aid for educational law matters

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 11th March 2016

This page provides information on getting publically funded legal assistance for educational law matters such as discrimination, special educational needs or judicial review. It explains what legal aid is, when it is available and the type of help it covers.

Email advice service

Relevance: 9%      Posted on: 6th February 2018

We provide an email advice service on education and family law. To use this service please use the relevant link below. Our email advice service is to provide clarifying questions or for initial legal advice. Unfortunately we are unable to assist with complex legal queries via our email advice service and would request that you contact us via our telephone advice line for complex queries.  If we do deem your email to be too complex, we will email you and request that you contact us via our advice line.  Email advice relating to education law   Email advice relating to family…

Charging for school activities

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 5th October 2017

Sections 449-462 of the Education Act 1996 govern the law on "charging for school activities". This applies to all maintained schools, academies and local authorities. This information page will cover what schools are able to charge for, what they are unable to charge for and also related areas such as optional extras and voluntary contributions. 

About Coram

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 4th January 2017

The Coram charitiesCoram Children’s ServicesTo develop, deliver and promote best practice in the care of vulnerable children and young people, and to build resilience enabling them to take responsibility for their lives and fulfil their potential.To find out more visit: www.coram.org.ukCoram Children’s Legal CentreTo promote and protect children’s rights in the UK and overseas through law, policy and practice.To find out more visit: www.childrenslegalcentre.comLawStuffLawstuff provides legal advice and information on Child, Family and Education Law to young people aged between 13-21. www.lawstuff.org.ukCoram-iTo improve the lives of vulnerable children by providing data-led insight and innovation to local authorities and professionals, so…

Schools Information Guides – For Schools only

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 30th May 2016

What is it? The Child Law Advice Service now offers a schools information service. For a small fee, this service provides school professionals with detailed information about their legal rights and duties. Our aims are: To ensure that school professionals are in full understanding of their legal duties  To ensure that school professionals are clear on how to implement these legal duties To ensure that school professionals are aware of the relevant law, guidance, advice and legislation to rely upon. Please note the below information pages are for school professionals only   What we offer  We provide advice and information…

Complaints to Independent Schools

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 7th September 2015

What is the complaints procedure for a complaint against an Independent School? Under the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010, Schedule 1, Part 7, paragraph 25, independent schools are required to publish a written complaints procedure which parents can request. Independent schools can have their own complaints procedure. The school's complaints policy should set out clear timescales for the complaint, allow for a complaint to be made and considered initially on an informal basis, establish a procedure for complaints to be made in writing and make provision for a hearing before a panel. Before making a complaint to the school,…

Direction off-site for the improvement of behaviour

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 13th June 2019

This page outlines the power a school has to direct a pupil off-site to receive alternative educational provision in order to improve their behaviour.  Introduction  Section 29A Education Act 2002 is the relevant legislation in this area and this states the following:  “The governing body of a maintained school in England may require any registered pupil to attend at any place outside the school premises for the purpose of receiving educational provision which is intended to improve the behaviour of the pupil.” The legislation above does reference maintained schools and not academies. However, academies do have the power to direct…

Types of school

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 29th May 2015

This page describes the different types of schools in the UK and how they are funded and managed. It explains the difference between maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools.

Understanding school transport

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on free school transport to children and young people.

School attendance and absence

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 26th June 2015

This page provides information about the law on school attendance and the powers of the local authority in enforcing school attendance.

Dealing with school complaints

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

As a school you may from time to time receive complaints. It is always important to address these in a timely manner with as little disruption to the child’s education as possible. As part of this an effort should be made to reduce as much animosity as possible between the school and the complainant.

Dealing with school complaints

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

As a school you may from time to time receive complaints. It is always important to address these in a timely manner with as little disruption to the child’s education as possible. As part of this an effort should be made to reduce as much animosity as possible between the school and the complainant.

Understanding school transport

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 30th May 2016

This page provides information on free school transport to children and young people.

Dealing with school attendance and absence

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information on the law of attendance and the steps schools and Local Authorities can take in relation to absence.

Dealing with school attendance and absence

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on the law of attendance and the steps schools and Local Authorities can take in relation to absence.

Duties of Children’s Services

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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

Bullying

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 9th June 2015

This page provides information on the duties of schools and Local Authorities to prevent and tackle bullying in schools and action that can be taken by a parent or child to address bullying.

Summer Born Admission

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 28th February 2019

What is summer born admission?  All children born between 1 April and 31 August are referred to as 'summer-born children' for the purposes of school admission. Children ordinarily start school full-time (reception class) in the September following their fourth birthday. While the School Admissions Code requires school admission authorities to provide for the admission of all children in the September following their fourth birthday, a child does not reach compulsory school age until the “prescribed day” following their fifth birthday (or on their fifth birthday if it falls on a prescribed day). For children born between 1 September and 31 December, they…

Managed Moves

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 23rd December 2015

This page explains the circumstances in which a school can agree with a pupil and their parents/carers for the pupil to move schools or change their educational programme. It explains what this will involve and what might be included in a managed move agreement.

Access to information

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 10th July 2017

This page provides information on the right of access to information about a child in relation to their education records, medical records and children's services records. 

Complaints to Academy Schools

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 7th September 2015

What is the complaints procedure for a complaint against an Academy School? The government has issued Departmental Advice on making a complaint against an Academy entitled "Procedure for dealing with complaints about academies".  The Education & Skills Funding Agency is under an obligation to ensure that Academies stick to their contract with them, which is called an Education Funding Agreement. Below you will find a flowchart explaining the procedure for a complaint against an Academy school. Complaint against an Academy school - Flowchart open Request a copy of the School’s Complaints Policy and other relevant policies and take note of what this…

Fair Access Protocol

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 23rd November 2018

This page provides information on access to education through a Fair Access Protocol, how and when it can be triggered, and the process for doing so. What is a Fair Access Protocol? Fair Access Protocols ensure that all schools in an area take a fair and balanced approach when admitting vulnerable children, including those whose behaviour has been challenging. All schools (including Academies) must agree and participate in the Fair Access Protocol and will be expected to admit children above their published admissions number if the school is already full. Every local area is required to have a Fair Access Protocol in…

Arranging managed moves

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information and advice on best practice for arranging a managed move for a pupil.

Arranging managed moves

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information and advice on best practice for arranging a managed move for a pupil.

Setting a school uniform policy

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This guide provides good practice examples for both maintained schools and academies.