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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…

School Admissions FAQ

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This page provides answers to FAQ's surrounding admissions for both primary and secondary schools

Understanding the obligations of Children’s Services

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This page explains the duties of Children’s Services to act once a child protection referral is made. It explains the different investigations that can take place and the possible courses of action as a school you may need to be aware of.

Understanding the obligations of Children’s Services

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This page explains the duties of Children’s Services to act once a child protection referral is made. It explains the different investigations that can take place and the possible courses of action as a school you may need to be aware of.

Sexting

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This page provides information on the law relating to child sexting or sharing indecent images or texts of children and contains advice on what to do if your child has been involved in sexting.

Parental responsibility

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This page explains the law on parental responsibility, what this means in practice and how a person can acquire parental responsibility.

Wardship

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This page explains the situation where the High Court can become a legal guardian for a child under the power of Wardship.

Children’s services referral and assessment

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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.

Residence

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This page explains the law on deciding where a child is to live including the different types of living arrangements and explaining the family court orders for residence.

Section 20 accommodation

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This page provides information on the duties of the Local Authority to provide accommodation to children under the age of 16. It includes information of how the Local Authority will assess a child and the types of accommodation that can be provided.

Family and Friends Care

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This page explains the law surrounding an arrangement where a child goes to live with a family member or friend and the obligations of the local authority to assess the carer for support and suitability.

Privacy Notice

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Introduction This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information The Child Law Advice Service collects, why we collect it, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how long we keep it for, how we keep it secure, and what your rights are in relation to your information. Any questions regarding this Privacy Notice and our privacy practices should be sent by email to CLAS@coramclc.org.uk or by writing to CLAS Manager, CCLC, Wellington House, 90-92 Butt Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3DA.  Who we are The Child Law Advice Service provides legal advice and…

Homelessness (16/17 year olds)

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This page explains the duties of the local authority to provide accommodation to homeless young people aged 16 or 17.