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Setting a school uniform policy

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

Direct payments

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This page explains the rules surrounding direct payments by the local authority to help with meeting a child’s needs.

Setting a school uniform policy

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

Understanding your school’s Equality duties

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This page provides information on disability discrimination and aims to clarify the duties education professionals have in ensuring that children are not unfairly discriminated against in school.

Understanding your school’s Equality duties

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This page provides information on disability discrimination and aims to clarify the duties education professionals have in ensuring that children are not unfairly discriminated against in school.

Young carers

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This page explains the duties of the local authority to assess and provide support to young people who care for family members.

Discipline within school

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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.

Preventing and tackling bullying

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This page provides information on the duties of schools and local authorities to prevent and tackle bullying in schools.

Preventing and tackling bullying

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This page provides information on the powers of schools to discipline their students for example the use of detention, seclusion or isolation, searching and screening students and reasonable use of force.

Dealing with Parental Responsibility disputes

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Schools can sometimes find themselves in the middle of disputes between parents. This information page is to provide advice to schools on parental disputes and relevant court orders.

Dealing with Parental Responsibility disputes

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Schools can sometimes find themselves in the middle of disputes between parents. This information page is to provide advice to schools on parental disputes and relevant court orders.

How-to Guides purchase options (old membership options page)

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Our How-to Guides provide information that is not available elsewhere on our website. These guides provide step by step instructions on how to try to resolve your issue. Pricing You can buy an annual subscription to the Child Law Advice website for £20, which will give you access to all of our guides for a period of one year or you can buy individual guides for £2. How does it work? Annual subscriptions and individual guides are purchased through PayPal. You don't need to have a PayPal account in order to use this service - you can pay with any standard debit or credit…

How-to Guides

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What are they? How-to Guides offer additional information not found in our free information pages. They should be read alongside the information pages. How does it work? Individual How-to Guides can be bought for £2 per guide. An annual subscription, allowing access to all the How-to Guides for a period of one year, can be bought for £20. All purchases are made through PayPal. Please note that you don't need to have a PayPal account to make a purchase - using the PayPal guest option, you can pay with any standard debit or credit card. Please be aware that unfortunately…

Booking a call back

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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING CALL BACKS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE The Child Law Advice offers a call back service at a time that suits you (subject to availability) between the hours of 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and the Christmas period). This is for an advice call of up to 30 minutes at a cost of £25 with a legal advisor. If you have any concerns or queries relating to the call backs please email CLAS@coramclc.org.uk. Please do not contact Coram Children's Legal Centre's reception numbers as they are…

Booking a call back

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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING CALL BACKS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE   The Child Law Advice offers a call back service at a time that suits you (subject to availability) between the hours of 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and the Christmas period). This is for an advice call of up to 30 minutes at a cost of £25 with a legal advisor. If you have any concerns or queries relating to the call backs please email CLAS@coramclc.org.uk. Please do not contact Coram Children's Legal Centre's reception numbers as they are…

Transport

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This page provides information on the duties of local authorities to provide free school transport to children and young people.

Donate to Child Law Advice

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Child Law Advice Service provides legal advice on all areas of child, family and education law via this website and our dedicated helpline. As a non-profit organisation we rely solely on funding and donations. Please help us to continue to provide this valuable service by making a donation. Your donation really does make a difference. If you would like to support the work we do then you can make your donation below. All donations are gratefully received and will assist us in continuing our work.  Increase the value of your gift by 25% If you are a UK taxpayer,…

Providing for Special Educational Needs

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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.

General Terms and Conditions

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The Service The Child Law Advice Service is a digital first service. We have free information pages on child, family and education law on our website. Our online resources are available 24/7. If you have clarifying questions after consulting the resources available you can contact one of our telephone lines either 0300 330 5485 for education law issues or 0300 330 5480 for family and child law issues. Our telephone lines are open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Our telephone lines are closed on bank holidays and during the Christmas period. Both lines are extremely…

Providing for Special Educational Needs

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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.

Services for children leaving care

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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.

School Meals

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This page provides advice on what the expected standards are in relation to food provided in schools in England, outlines the role of the Governing Body, and stipulates the legal requirements contained in legislation. 

Complaints to Maintained Schools

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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.…

Schools Information Guides

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What are they? The Child Law Advice Service offers a schools information service. For a small fee, this service provides school professionals with detailed information about their legal rights and duties in the form of our Schools Information Guides. 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. We do not offer: A mediation service Representation Over the phone/Email or face…

Supporting children with medical needs in schools

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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.

Safeguarding children in school

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This page explains the duties placed upon schools to safeguard and protect children. It explains the law on child abuse, giving examples of different forms of abuse and what teachers should look out for.

Safeguarding children in school

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This page explains the duties placed upon schools to safeguard and protect children. It explains the law on child abuse, giving examples of different forms of abuse and what teachers should look out for.

School security and banning parents from school premises

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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.

Family

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Parental disputes Abduction Access to information Adoption (non-agency) Advocacy Child abuse  Changing a child's surname Contact Domestic abuse Family mediation Legal aid for family law matters Legal aid if you have been a victim of domestic abuse Legal aid if your child is at risk of abuse Locating a child Parental responsibility Residence Special guardianship Travel and Relocation Testamentary guardianship Wardship Raising and caring for young people  Adoption Family and friends care Homelessness (16/17 year olds) Locating a child Parental Responsibility Private fostering Residence Section 20 Accommodation Special Guardianship Surrogacy Testamentary Guardianship Wardship Young carers Duties of Children’s Services   Advocacy Care…

Radicalisation in schools and The Prevent Duty

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This page provides information on the Prevent Duty placed on schools to safeguard pupils from radicalisation and being drawn into terrorism. It includes government definitions on terrorism, radicalisation and extremism and explains the obligations of schools to assess risk, train staff, educate pupils and refer to the Channel programme when there is a need for intervention.

Managing behaviour in school

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This page provides information on the powers of schools to discipline their students for example the use of detention, seclusion or isolation, searching and screening students and reasonable use of force.

Managing behaviour in school

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This page provides information on the powers of schools to discipline their students for example the use of detention, seclusion or isolation, searching and screening students and reasonable use of force.

School security and banning parents from school premises

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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.

Addressing Domestic Abuse in schools

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This page provides information on the duties of schools to identify and tackle domestic abuse, including examples of good practice.

Addressing Domestic Abuse in schools

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This page provides information on the duties of schools to identify and tackle domestic abuse, including examples of good practice.

Complaints to schools

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This how to guide sets out the steps that you can take to make a complaint against a school or teacher and how to escalate this matter further.

Special Educational Needs

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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.

Home-alt

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National offer day for all Local Authorities for children moving up to secondary school in September 2020 is the 2nd March 2020. See our school admissions FAQ for advice.  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 Family This section provides legal information and advice on family and children law matters in England. The information ranges from private law matters which includes contact, domestic abuse and adoption to public…

Mental health in schools

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This page provides information on how schools can support children and young adults experiencing mental health difficulties and when a mental health difficulty can be considered a disability or Special Educational Need.

Dealing with exclusions

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This page provides information about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school.

Dealing with exclusions

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This page provides information about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school.

Home

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Due to COV-19 we have changed our working practice, we will not be offering call backs and will be unable to call out. We will continue to be offering our email and phone advice services but we are experiencing a high volume of enquiries, we would encourage you to email us if at all possible. We are doing our best to provide a service to as many people as possible during this time. Thank you. Please see our Coronavirus FAQ's page for advice. As the situation develops this page will be updated accordingly.  Child Law Advice is operated by Coram…

Parenting plans

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What is a parenting plan? A parenting plan is a voluntary, written agreement between parents (and can include grandparents and other family members). The plan covers practical issues in relation to the children such as living arrangements, education, healthcare and finances and it aims to assist parents in resolving arrangements amicably and informally. Cafcass parenting plan Cafcass (The Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service) have produced a parenting plan template which is accessible online and accompanied by a guidance document. Of course, there are other templates which can be accessed online with a quick Google search or parents are…

Child Protection Conference & Plan

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This page explains Child Protection Conferences, including information on who is able to attend and what will likely be discussed, as well as information regarding child protection plans and their function.

Looked after children in schools

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This page provides information on looked after children and the obligations of schools in relation to looked after children.

Looked after children in schools

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This page provides information on looked after children and the obligations of schools in relation to looked after children.

School powers to search and screen pupils

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This page provides information on the powers of schools to screen and search pupils for prohibited items with and without their consent and the power to seize and confiscate items from pupils.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQ’s

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Where can I access the latest government advice and information? Coronavirus: UK government response COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection New Rules on Staying at Home and Away from others Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation COVID-19 guidance for children and families (CAFCASS) COVID 19: National Guidance for the Family Court (Message from the President of the Family Division Coronavirus Crisis: Guidance on Compliance with Family Court Child Arrangement Orders Family courts: making C100 applications - 3 April 2020 Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local…

Signposting List

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Below you will find a list of organisations who may be able to assist on subjects/locations that we unfortunately do not cover. Please not Child Law Advice does not take responsibility for external consent linked to from this website.